Plant Breeding and Genetics Lab

Department is well established to train graduate students in modern plant breeding and genetics techniques like cell division (mitosis and meiosis); identification of genetic variability in plants (to developed new variety via hybridization) and seed sampling and testing (like germination, physical purity and moisture test). The laboratory has sophisticated equipments like microscopes for mitosis and meiosis, pollen fertility and viability; Plant breeders kit for emasculation, pollination and hybridization in crops in field; genetic purity test of crops by seed germinator, BOD incubator, automatic seed counters, physical purity board, grain moisture meter and seed divider etc. Field facilities are available for variety identification in major crops; production of male sterile and restorer lines in CGMS system; experimental layout in RBD etc.