04-APR-2018: Prof Khan awarded major CST project
Aligarh, April 4: The Council of Science and Technology (CST), Uttar Pradesh has awarded Prof M Masroor A Khan (Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University?AMU) with a major research project on ?Role of Radiation-Processed Chitosan and Silicon Nanoparticles in Regulation of Geraniol Dehydrogenase for Citral Production of Lemongrass? for a period of two years.
?This project is expected to increase the essential oil yield and active constituents of lemongrass through agricultural formulations and by preparing marine polysaccharides and silicon nanoparticles,? said Prof Khan.
Prof Khan, who has been working on medicinal and aromatic plants for over 35 years, has also patented the concept of increasing peppermint production by using silicon nanoparticles.
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