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Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--Research units-Biotechnology Division-About us

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Brief introduction of Biotechnology Division

    The Division has applied modern biotechnology to improve agriculture by using biosafety assessment in isolated fields or greenhouses for developing  genetic modified or gene editing crop production; using molecular biology and genetics tools to accelerate the development of varieties with improved disease resistance, quality characteristics and stress tolerance; using in vitro culture platform to mass proliferation seedlings and to assist breeding program; and for evaluating and utilizing novel functional ingredients in plants. The Division has four advanced research labs to overcome the aforesaid challenges and to meet demands of related industries.