Khan Peer - Cotton Breeder - Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Dr Muhammad Idrees Khan Peer

Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan


Cotton Breeder


I am maintaining World Cotton Gene Pool comprising more than five thousands & five hundreds cotton genotypes of all the four species of genus Gossypium from all over the World.
The seed of these genotypes are provided globally to all scientists working on cotton crop on their demand free of cost.
I ma conducting a full-fledged crossing programme
Development of Bt. Cotton varieties through the use of back crossing techniques for the agro-climatic conditions of the country, which is the cry of today.
A cotton hybrid programme for through the use of Genetic Male Sterile (GMS) for the development of commercial Bt hybrid cotton varieties is in progress.
Crossing programme for the development of virus resistant cotton varieties using the exotic blood of French varieties (AS-0349) in also in progress.
.To train different students/scientists from various colleges and universities/research organizations (from all over the country) about cotton crop.
Maintaining a close collaboration with various Agricultural colleges and universities about different training programme for the wellbeing of researchers especially working on cotton crop.
Beside all of the above activities I am a Focal Person of the Pak-US/ICARDA cotton project CCRI Multan (ID 1198-2) at CCRI Multan.

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