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Bioservices Offered

Laboratory Testing Services

  • Analytical testing of plants and tubers
  • Plant Finger printing
  • Product testing

Facilities and Equipment

The Biotechnology Centre has five research labs that specialize in different areas of research, ranging from medicinal plants to molecular biology/virology.

There are two molecular labs that looks at plants pathogens and diseases, isolation & identification. Both molecular labs are equipped with PCR machines, Gel Doc Systems, DNA hybridizer, Centrifuge, Speed-voc and other machines that are used in the sequencing of viruses (plants and HIV) HIV- Drug Resistance.

In addition the Centre has a Tissue Culture lab with a Growth Room which facilitates research in this area. The Tuber Crops lab supplies an oven, pH meter, Balances, Laminar flow and Cleanhoods.

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