The Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Program (PPB Program) aims to generate new technologies by conducting multi-disciplinary research related to plant growth regulation. The core research disciplines of the program include physiology, biochemistry, tissue and cell culture and molecular genetics.
The program’s current focus is on the selection of plants that are tolerant to drought and soil salinity. At the same time, the program employs plant tissue culture techniques to produce rapid multiplication of various economic crops. The PPB Program has been participating in the transfer of tissue culture technology to the public, both to small-scale farmers and to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the private sector that commercially propagate elite clones.