Plant & Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnology is the term used in crop and livestock improvement through biotechnology tools. Biotechnology encompasses several tools and elements of conventional breeding techniques, bioinformatics, microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, plant physiology, and molecular biology. The biotechnological tools that are important for agricultural biotechnology include conventional plant breeding, tissue culture and micro propagation, molecular breeding or marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering and GM crops. The present and future focus is on continuing improvement of agronomic traits such as yield and abiotic stress resistance in addition to the biotic stress tolerance of the present generation, crop plants as biomass feedstock’s for biofuels and “biosynthetic,” value-added output traits such as improved nutrition and food functionality, and plants as production factories for therapeutics and industrial products

  • Genetically Modified Crops
  • Genomic Technology for Tropical Agriculture
  • Micro propagation in Plants
  • Agronomic & Quality Traits
  • Green Plant Biotechnology
  • Novel Plant Tissue Culture Methods & it’s Applications
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plant Plastics: Production & Applications
  • Plant Proteomics, Synthetic Biology and Transcriptome
  • Biomass, Biofuel and By-product of various Plants
  • Plant Microbiology& Plant immunology
  • Genes and Traits for Improved Crop Production