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Research Title Micropropagation of Selected Genetically-verified, Superior Bamboo to Protect the Environment and Develop an Alternative "Wood" Industry (Year 2 of 2)
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Research Duration Start:
1 April 2019
31 March 2021
Research Location UPLB
Research Description To make available planting materials through micropropagation of selected, geneticallyverified commercial species of bamboo for use inreplanting programs to protect he environment and for bamboo plantation establishment to meet the requirements of industries that need good quality bamboo poles as raw materials.
Research Objectives Make available planting materials through micropropagation of selected, genetically-verified commercial species of bamboo for use in replanting programs, specifically 1) To select mother plant for tissue culture of three commercially important species of bamboo: kawayan tinik, Giant Bamboo, and Bolo 2) To generate DNA barcodes and genetic structure of superior mother plants of the three selected bamboo species for tissue culture 3) To generate tissue culture protocols for the three selected bamboo species, and 4) To assist the private sector in adopting the tissue culture protocol for geneticallyverified mother plants and in enhancing the field survival of tissue cultured planting materials
Research Beneficiary(ies) Private investors seeking good quality bamboo planting materials The UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources and other forestry schools, including DENR as the concerned agency The government's forest rehabilitation program will also benefit through the availability of improved bamboo planting materials
Research Accoplishments [CY 2019] Publications: three manuscripts Patent: One IPR application for technologies/products developed from tissue culture Products: Plantlets from tissue culture People: 1 BS Forestry, 1 BS Agricultural Biotechnology, 1 Staff trained, and 2 industry staff trained Places: Partnership between College of Forestry and Natural Resources and College of Agricultural and Food Science, Internship with bamboo industry and reconfigured building with the industry premises for tissue culture Policy: Draft policy recommendation for selection utilization for mass propagation by tissue culture
Total Research Cost ₱1,585,716.38
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Code DG CY2020 8089
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Priority Thrust DOST

Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Technology
Related sectors Environmental, Industry
Entry revision: February 2021