Biotechnology Research Directorate
The Biotechnology Research Directorate is carrying out the following Mission :
1
Conduct applied scientific research in the following fields:
1.1- Use of different biotechnologies in the selection and genetic improvement of plant varieties and plant genetic resources.
1.2- Molecular characterization of plant varieties and genetic resources through DNA fingerprinting using various molecular markers.
1.3-Propagation of plants and agricultural crops and production of plants free of diseases.
1.4- In vitro production of medicinal plants to benefit from their active constituents.
1.5- Propagation and conservation of rare and endangered plant species..
2
Detect genetically modified crops and foods.
3
Contribute to the development of Bio-safety regulations and legislation.
4
Apply quality control rules on the seeds of certified field crops varieties.
5
Run agricultural seed testing (germination, analytical purity, ...) according to the instructions of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA).
6
Provide a database in the field of seeds.
7
Manage Al-Hussein Agricultural Research Station in coordination and cooperation with the research directorates.
8
Qualify and capacity build up of technical staff.
9
Publish and document the results of agricultural research carried out in the Directorate.
10
Prepare the annual plan for the implementation of the work assigned to the Directorate and follow-up its implementation.
The Directorate has the following departments and divisions , which carry out the tasks assigned to it: