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Laboratories And Equipments

The different sophisticated instruments are pooled in centralized laboratories for efficient usage and monitoring. Which includes,

Centralized Molecular Biology facility: A centralized laboratory for Molecular Biology was developed in the Division of Crop Improvement & Biotechnology during the reporting period. Equipments such as PCR systems, electrophoresis units, gel documentation systems, particle delivery system, transilluminators, Protein Profile Probe, Cryo- preservation unit etc. are housed in this laboratory.

Centralized Biochemistry laboratory: For the quality evaluation, studies on nutraceuticals, plant physiology and biochemical studies another centralized facility was created. The facilities available include HPLC, gas chromatograph, HPTLC, refractometer, moisture analyzer, Cylotec sample mill, freeze drier, vacuum concentrator, chlorophyll flurometer, plant canopy analyzer, Photosynthetic system, plant growth chamber etc.

Centralized Soil Chemistry lab: A state of art of Soil Chemistry lab has been developed for soil and nutrient profile studies. Some of the advanced equipments of this lab are atomic absorption spectrophotometer, nitrogen analyzer, ion meter etc.

Centralized Plant Protection lab: An advanced Plant Protection lab with different types of microscopes with image analyzing systems, thermal cyclers, deep freezers, ultra centrifuges, Elisa reader with washer & printer, incubated shakers, walk- in- cold room etc. was developed.

GCMS facility: To facilitate the finger printing of aroma compounds in spices an exclusive GCMS facility with all the latest libraries was created.

Biocontrol laboratory: A modern biocontrol laboratory for mass multiplicaton of biocontrol agents and natural enemies was established with fermentors, shakers etc.