Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab
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Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Sajid

Assistant Professor
Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Sajid
My research focus is on to study the mechanism of salinity tolerance in agricultural crop and True halophytes (Thellungiella halophila and indigenous Halophytes) under in vitro condition. Currently, I am evaluating the potential of different bio-molecules (Salicylic acid, ascorbic acid, proline, KH2PO4 etc) against various stresses in different commercially important crops (Potato, pea, maiz etc). Exogenous application of these bio-molecules (pretreatment to plants/ callus cultures before inoculation/added in medium) or foliar spray to pot-grown plants has shown to have reduced its effect substantially in plants. These bio-molecules minimized the oxidative damage by increasing the amount of antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase and peroxidase) that in turn reflected in better growth parameters of plants.
I thought various courses i.e., Plant Biochemistry, Plant Tissue Culture, Cell and Molecular Biology, Horticulture, Fundamentals of Forestry, Plant Diversity, Biotechnology for Sustainable Development to BS/MS/MPhil and PhD classes.
Designation:- Assistant Professor