ICFRE - Arid Forest Research Institute

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India)

Genetics and Tree Improvement Division (GTI)

GTI Division is actively engaged in research related to conservation of genetic resources and variability, screening of genetic variability through provenance trials, improvement of planting stock, mass multiplication through tissue culture and conventional methods of vegetative propagation of forest tree species of arid and semi arid regions. The division is also gearing up to initiate genetic engineering research on forest tree species of medicinal significance and over exploited species of economic importance. The division is well equipped with all the latest equipments required for carrying out research and also have a well established Tissue Culture Laboratory.

Tissue Culture Lab

Tissuecultured Plants of Bamboo
  • To conserve and utilize genetic resources for increasing forest productivity
  • To conserve genetic variability for future tree breeding works
  • Screen geographical variations suitable to the planting sites
  • To improve planting stock
  • To develop alternate and fast mass multiplication protocols for species of the region using biotechnology interventions
  • To utilize genetic variability through genetic engineering
  • To use new high throughput tools to understand genetics at a molecular level


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