Research in our lab focuses on the genetic improvement of Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis
) for the sustainable supply of high quality natural rubber. We use Genomics, Transcriptomics, Genetic engineering and Tissue culture tools.
The major themes are:
- Identification of genes, pathways and regulatory networks which control different traits in Hevea brasiliensis.
- Genetic transformation studies in Hevea brasiliensis.
- Micropropagation of Hevea brasiliensis.
- Identification of endophytes in Hevea brasiliensis and explorations on their potentials.