• Regional Medical Research Centre
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Plant Biotechnology and Tissue Culture

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Plant Biotechnology and Tissue Culture Division was established in 2010.. The laboratory has harboured several PDF's, Doctoral and PG students to work. The division has successfully completed and conducting several projects funded by ICMR; Department of Science and Technology (DST); Karnataka Forest Division, Belagavi and others. The division is engaged in developing protocols for rapid multiplication of medicinal plants used by local community, traditional practioners and traders; along with the different aspects of medicinal plants such as: re-introduction program, analysis of important phytoconstituent, variations in levels of secondary metabolites, role of mutation for higher production and elicitation of secondary metabolites, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation etc. This division is also providing expertise for quality control in medicinal plants. Presently we are working on different species including Achyranthes coynei, A. aspera, Saraca asoca, Piper nigrum, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, Ancistrocladus heyneanus, Clerodendrum, Sida, Ocimum, Curcuma and many others.

Facilities available with this division include: well equipped plant tissue culture laboratory and greenhouse, along with Laminar fume hood, Balance, pH meters, steam less Autoclaves, Orbital shakers, Centrifuges, Ultra Flow Liquid Chromatography, Cryostats, Deep freezers (-20°C) etc.

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