Forest Genetic Resources Department
In order to improve productivity of tree species, and increase people’s incomes in rural areas and forest villages, we develop technology for improving genetic gain and breeding new variety of timber tree species; conserve and utilize useful forest genetic resources; apply biotechnology for developing high value-added forest resources; and develop and provide non-timber forest resources.
Forest Biotechnology Division
Various organisms with different characteristics adapt and grow together in forest. Such forest resources, if well utilized, can create high added values. Forest biotechnology research is aimed at finding, developing and utilizing forest genetic resources. Forest Biotechnology Division strives to develop techniques for mass propagation of useful forest resources, production of useful substances, early selection of superior individuals, detection of functional genes, and molecular breeding. The Division also utilizes genomic and metabolite analysis and other advanced biotechnology to effectively develop forest resources and create new added values.
Isolation of stress resistant genes
Biomass increase through gene manipulation
Somatic embryogenesis and clonal proliferation
Proliferation of medicinal forest resources and production of useful substance
Early selection of superior individuals through metabolite analysis