Crop Improvement and Biotechnology
Head of the Division  
Dr. B.Sasikumar  
Introduction  
Crop Improvement Division of IISR possesses world's largest germplasm collection in various spices. A total of 25 high yielding and high quality spices varieties have been released. Vegetative and micro propagation techniques were standardized.
Major Activites:  
  Development of high yielding spice varieties with superior quality
Major Research Areas:  
 
  • Plant breeding
  • Genetics and Cytogenetics
  • Economic Botany
  • Horticulture
  • Biotechnology
Achievements:  
 
  • The IISR possesses world's largest germplasm collection in various spices.
  • A total of 25 high yielding and high quality spices varieties have been released.

 


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