Biotechnology

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Tissue Culture Technology – production of disease free plantlets to increase plant yields (example banana) reducing the need for the importation.

SRC has provided disease free planting material to the farming community in flexible economic quantities; preserving endangered species and conserving plants of economic importance.

Development of the largest Musa (banana) gene bank in the Americas (Caribbean, North, Central and Latin America).

Production of Irish Potato micro tubers using Temporal Immersion System (TIS) enabling supply of local market and reduction in importation. TIS has contributed to increased efficiencies e.g. output.

Molecular characterization of our local ginger variety.

Executing research to sole ‘root rot’ problems associated with ginger rhizome.

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