|Objective of this laboratory
and the nursery are:
- To Develop in tissue
culture protocol for existing and new plant collection
- To provide facilities
for educational purposes for University students
The laboratory has about 7 assistants. Research is mainly
conducted by students from the faculty of technology of the
Anton the Kom University of Suriname.
The Tissue culture department
provides the facilities, knowledge and all chemicals needed
for the experiments.
Crops that have been
multiplied by the in vitro techniques are:
Poyo robusta (lakatan)
Ananas comosus spp. (local variety)
Carica papaja spp.
Xantosoma spp. (Taya)
Ananas comosus (variety Monsera from Guyana)
Orchidaea spp. (local variety)
Recent research conducted
by this department are the propagation of cassava,
and edible mushrooms.