Platform for translational research on transgenic crops: crossing over uri icon


  • Agriculture Biotechnology has been the priority area ofresearch in India. DBT hasmade sustained investments to set upcenters of excellence, support basic andapplied R&D in universities/institutions.Today, more than 200 laboratories and1000 researchers in public and privatesectors are engaged in plant biology,genetic transformation research anddevelopment; molecular marker assistedbreeding, genome sequencing andfunctional genomics. According to datawith regulatory agencies, 24 universities,37 research institutions and 45 privatesector companies are working on planttransgenics in about 30 crops involving adozen of genes for traits

publication date

  • 2009