Acharya JC Bose Biotechnology Innovation Centre
Modern development in biotechnology is expected to provides us with new technologies to combat our problems such as rare disease and help us with the food shortage of the growing world. Acharya J C Bose Biotechnology innovation centre is focused towards the development of crops. The plant scientists of Bose Institute work relentlessly for this direction. The demand of the time has converted the process of crop improvement to adopt several means, viz. biotechnology, transgenic technology and marker assisted breeding. This Biotechnology innovation centre supports this trio under one umbrella, which encompasses impeccably maintained agricultural field, advanced biotechnology laboratory and several greenhouses.
Several scientists are using the laboratory/field and green house facilities for development of abiotic and biotic stress tolerant rice.
Two oilseed crops, one of kharif (Sesame) and the other of ravi season (mustard) have been grown in field in connection to different research programmes.
There have also been studies on diversity population, advanced recombinant population of sesame and mustard improvement programmes targeted towards biotic stress tolerance. Scientists have also availed the field facility for growing garlic, pigeon pea and chick pea in ravi season in connection to different research progrmmes. The facility has also been used for the cultivation of Vigna, ground nut and maize respectively.
For successful implementation of different molecular biological experiments with tomato and tobacco scientists have used both field and transgenic green house facilities.