Utilization of various approaches in molecular biology and plant biotechnology leads to the development elite cassava cultivars and hybrid rice that can expand opportunities for agricultural industries.


1. To identify and characterize genes participating in starch biosynthesis pathway, starch accumulation and the formation and development of cassava storage roots in cassava
2. To enhance knowledge in the regulation of sucrose-to-starch conversion and starch biosynthesis pathway in cassava
3. To develop efficient transformation protocol for Thai cultivars
4. To develop novel cassava cultivars with desirable starch traits
5. To identify molecular markers linked to genes and candidate gene per se that control agronomic important traits in rice.
6. Functional studies of interest genes in rice

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