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Plant Biotechnology Lab

Researches in Plant Biotechnology laboratory are primarily focused on testing and analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMO), genetic transformation of plants and in vitro propagation techniques. So far, in vitro propagation of bananas, fruit rootstocks and microtuber production in potatoes have been successfully commercialized. Biodiversity in plants using different DNA fingerprinting techniques and the utilization of algae for biodiesel production are the other research areas studied in this laboratory. Basic molecular biology equipments, analytical balances, microcentrifuges, light microscope, high-speed centrifuges, ultracentrifuge, incubators and shakers, PCR machines, spectrophotometers, Real Time PCR, horizontal and vertical electrophoresis systems, gel documentation system, tissue lyser , climatized chamber, plant tissue culture room and safety cabinets are available for the studies carried out in the Plant Biotechnology laboratory.