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Activities > Training Workshop on Plant Tissue Culture Technique


Training Workshop on Plant Tissue Culture Techniques

10 to 14 September 2018
Suwon, Korea

Plantation forestry is recognized as a raw-material base for industrial and domestic wood products, which provides renewable energy, fiber and timber. Because of the growing global demand for forest products, higher yields and uniform product quality are needed. In terms of environmental issues such as global warming and climate change, the requirement for forest protection and biodiversity conservation is increasing. Especially, the biodiversity conservation is a global concern because biodiversity has declined by more than a quarter in the last 35 years.

Plant tissue culture enables the production of plants with superior characteristics and uniform quality for different uses of forest biomass. These techniques are currently in use for the large-scale propagation of important tree species and the sustainable conservation of rare and endangered plant species. The biotechnological methods such as plant cell culture, organogenesis, somatic embryogenesis, and cryopreservation are quite applicable and useful for the conservation and sustainable utilization of forest resources.

This training workshop on basic laboratory techniques in plant tissue culture was successfully organized by APAFRI and the Division of Forest Biotechnology, National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) on 10 - 14 September 2018. The workshop was designed to provide plant tissue culture techniques for the relevant scientists from the developing countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. The workshop included specialized techniques for direct and indirect organogenesis, somatic embryogenesis, micropropagation for large scale multiplication of plants, and cryopreservation of plant cell cultures.

The workshop was attended by eight participants from APAFRI member institutions: Institute of Forest and Wildlife Research and Development, Cambodia; Forest Research, Development and Innovation Agency, Indonesia; University Gadjah Mada and Kasertsart University. Ms. Nazratul Rauzah represented APAFRI in this workshop.

Title of Presentations
Forest Industry Organization (FIO) and Teak Improvement Programme
Sripatai Piamporn (Thailand)
Preserving the Decorative Plants on the Production of Orchids from the Seeds
Sophal Chhit (Cambodia)
Micro Propagation of Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus Miq. Kurz): The Endangered Tropical Trees
Asri Insiana Putri (Indonesia)
Vegetative Propagation of Forest Trees
Ji Ah Kim (Korea)
Updated on 19 September 2018

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