Plant Tissue Culture Technology deals with the mass production of plants, underasepticenvironment employing artificial growing conditions in glass ( In-vitro ).
This important technology is based on the principle that production of genetically modified plant is only possible if the target species have a successful and efficient regeneration system.
The success of modern Plant Biotechnology is attributed to this very important technique, which plays an important role in in-vitro propagation of disease free plants and multiplying with unmatched speed of endangered species as well as species of difficult to regenerate.
Dedicated team efforts made this section one of the largest producers of Orchids in Pakistan.
Currently, the section is working on the propagation of more than 16 varieties of orchids (A beautiful ornamental plant).
Production of Banana plants free from Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) is another major activity of the section.
Currently, this is the only facility in Pakistan, which is supplying micropropagated banana plants to all four provinces resulting in increased production of better quality produce.
In the private sector we have consulted and established two plant tissue culture facilities/labs, one in Tando Allayar and other in Islamabad.
Besides Orchids and Banana, micropropagation and acclimatization of Pineapples first time in Pakistan is one of the major achievements of the section.
Protocols for in-vitro propagation of Crotons, African violet, Ixoras, Date Palms, Anthuriums and many other exotic plants have also been developed here.