Themes of Research

(1) Basic Research Technology

Identify useful genes related to morphologic control, environmental responses and metabolism in plants; collaborative research concerning bioinformatics

(2) Experimental Plant Bioresource Division

Preservation of experimental strains of solanaceous species (tomato, potato and tobacco), and international collaboration for establishing the preservation system and research activities on classification and utilization of the plant bioresources

(3)Transformation Technology Research Division

Collaborative research concerning the development of transformation procedure and development of selection technology of transfectants

(4) Transgenic Plant Cultivation Technology Research Division

Collaborative research concerning the development of cultivation technology for transgenic and other plants using special netted-house and isolated fields under simulated environmental conditions

(5) Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Research Division

Collaborative research concerning the establishment of assessment concept and of management method of transgenic plants

(6) Information Transmission Technology Research Division

Collaborative research concerning the development of information transmission technology for research on transgenic plants, biosafety issues of genetically modified (GM) crops, and education for science literacy

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