The Lahore College for Women University’s Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory was inaugurated at the Bagh-e-Jinnah on Wednesday.
According to a press statement, LCWU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Bushra Mateen and Director Floriculture, Punjab, Dr Muhammad Tariq Iqtidar inaugurated the lab which has been established in collaboration between the varsity’s Botany Department and the Punjab Agriculture Department.
The utility of this venture is to provide students an opportunity to produce disease-free variety of seeds that will yield healthy crops. The lab will cater to the production of utility fruits and vegetables like bananas, cherry tomatoes, green chilies and expensive flowers like Lilium, Carnation that will be cost effective.
“Our researchers have targeted medicinal plants like Bryophylum to deal with its anti fungal and anti bacterial impact and Vinca plant for anti cancer and anti ulcer therapy” said Dr Bushra Mateen.
The Punjab Agriculture Department has provided the laboratory and green houses situated in the Bagh-e-Jinnah while the LCWU will equip the laboratory with all the necessary instruments and also help it in the courses of floriculture and landscapes which are now arranged by agriculture department.