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वनस्पति कोशिका जैव प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग
About the Department
The Plant Cell Biotechnology Department is dedicated to research on Algal biotechnology, Plant tissue culture and Cell culture mediated production of food additives and plant improvement. The department has developed a number of biotech processes for biomass production of microalgae (Spirulina, Dunaliella, Botryococcus, Scenedesmus etc); micro-propagation of endangered plants (Decalepis hamiltonii, NanjangudRasbale- a local banana variety) and several economically important crops viz., Red beet, Stevia, Vanilla, Coffee, Annatto. Many of these technologies have been successfully transferred to industry. The department has been attracting funding as competitive grants from DST, DBT, industries and has handled more than 40 nationally important research projects over the last 20 years.