Research and Development Projects: Biotechnology

Leaf sample banking
DNA sample banking
Genotyping of AAR’s planting materials
DNA fingerprinting of genetic contaminants
Detection of aberrant oil palms with mantled fruits
Expression profiling of genes related to early embryogenesis.
Development of a molecular tool box to verify the purity of hybrid tenera in the commercial population of oil palm seedlings
Preliminary investigation of successive vegetation and microbial changes throughout the development of peatlands.
Identification of modified Lysine residues of Histones via methylation phenomena that involve in mantling somaclonal variation
Oil Palm Genomic Project (OPGP)
Preliminary investigation of genetic diversity in oil palm pathogens: fungal, bacteria and insect virus.