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ABRII East and North East Branch (Mashhad)

Iran possesses enriched plant germplasm with high diversity in forest, grassland and desert areas. Therefore, Iran is known globally as the country with high plant diversity. Application of biotechnology to protect these natural plant resources, sustainable exploitation and production of biotechnological products from these natural resources is mandatory and critical. To achieve these objectives, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, East and North East Branch (Mashhad) has been lunched since 2011. This institute has focused on application of biotechnology in natural resources with emphasizing on rare plants or plants at risk of extinction together with indigenous plants including Crocus sativus, Berberis vulgaris, Ziziphus jujuba and different thyme species. This institute consists of three main departments including department for production of biotechnological products from plants, department of genomics and department of cell and tissue culture.

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