भावाअशिप - वन आनुवंशिकी एवं वृक्ष प्रजनन संस्थान, कोयम्बटूर
ICFRE - Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore
Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat
Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore

Seed testing, Characterization & Documentation Lab

Equipments available

  1. UV- spectrophotometer
  2. Refrigerated Centrifuge
  3. Soxotherm
  4. Presicion Balance
  5. Flame Photometer
  6. Water bath
  7. Abbe Refractometer
  8. Brookefield Viscometer
  9. Incubator

  1. X-ray Radiographic unit
  2. Stereo Microscope
  3. Seed Grinder
  4. Hot Air Oven
  5. Seed germinator
  6. Walk in Store Cool
  7. Temperature Gradient Chamber
  8. Electronic balance
  9. BOD incubator



  1. Seed Cleaning & grading devices
  2. Gravity separator
  3. Ro-tap sieve shaker
  4. Seed decorticator

Services / Tests carried out

The Seed Testing Laboratory has facilities for seed certification. Tests for seed samples for parameters such as purity, viability, vigour of tree seeds are undertaken. Testing the seed filling, seed anatomical studies and seed biochemical parameters are conducted.


Characterization lab

The FGR species are characterized for active principles and molecular markers aid conservation.


Documentation lab

The information about FGRs are compiled and updated for networking.