The Agrobiotechnology laboratory consists of four labs, which are Gene Technology, Microbiology, Cell Biology and In-Vitro labs. These labs emphasize on research and teaching, primarily on plant biotechnology. The research focuses on micropropagation, genetic transformation, gene expression and cloning, beneficial microbes and molecular markers. Crops of interest include fruits such as mangosteen, banana, pineapple, and papaya, vegetables such as cabbage, tomato and broccoli, rice, oil palm, orchid, rubber, jatropha and Arabidopsis. Equipments available in these lab include Real Time PCR, microplate readers, nanodrop, biolistic particle delivery system and fermentor.
In the past, the labs have received many visits from students and teachers especially from secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia.
Precision Agriculture lab
The Precision Agriculture laboratory is equipped with data processing
capability for geostatistical computations, image analysis and
interpretation, geospatial modeling, neural network analysis and
decision support system. Additionally, the laboratory is equipped with
a sub-meter resolution global positioning system, and ground-based
optical and proximal sensors. This laboratory facilitates teaching of
Principles and Applications of Precision Agriculture (TKP 5401) and
Modern Agriculture Technology (TKP 3001).
Updated:: 02/02/2016 [farrahm]
Faculty of Agriculture
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan