Forest Tree Improvement and Biotechnology Division has carried out researches on the improvement of economic tree species and contributes to the enhancement of the economic values of forest tree resources and its adaptation to climate change.
Conducting researches on the selection of plus trees, the establishment of breeding populations, genetic tests and selection of superior genetic materials for an advanced generation.
Plus tree selection
Creation of breeding population
Growth survey using ICT equipment
Conducting researches on biological responses to environments of forest trees, improvement of biomass productivity of tree species, development of new variety.
Introduction of promising exotic tree species
Adaptability test of exotic tree species
Development of new poplar variety
Conducting research on omics such as genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics, discovering and characterizing useful genes, transformation, genome editing.
Genome editing process
Isolated testing field for genome-edited tree
Developing various in vitro technologiess such as cell and organ culture, somatic embryogenesis,
Initiation of embryogenic tissue
Induction of somatic embryo
Somatic plantlet differentiation
Mass production of somatic plant (clone)