Division > Plant Biotechnology > Achievements

  • Clonal propagation strategy developed for Eucalyptus and Casuarina.

  • Tissue culture techniques including axillary bud proliferation, organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis were developed for bamboos, teak, casuarina and eucalyptus.

  • In vitro process for generation of transgenic composite plants in Eucalyptus for rapid functional analysis of genes and promoters was developed.
  • Standardised regeneration and transformation methods for Eucalyptus.
  • Partially sequenced sodium transporter gene homologues, viz., NHX1 and HKT gene from salt tolerant tree species.
  • Partial sequenced homologues of chitin synthase gene from Leptocybe invasa and Hyblaea pura
  • DNA marker systems like RAPD, ISSR, FISSR, AFLP and SSR were developed for Casuarinas and Eucalyptus to assess genetic diversity and genetic fidelity.

  • Devised DNA fingerprint database management system for Clonal germplasm collections.

  • Purified antifungal proteins from Plumbago capensis, Andrographis paniculata and Acorus calamus for gene isolation and genetic transformation.

  • Field demonstration trial of tissue culture raised plants of bamboos was established.