Plant Breeding Laboratory

The goal of the plant breeding laboratory is to develop varieties and contribute to the crop genetic improvement in Costa Rica. To achieve this we are implementing new technologies to: select desirable traits using molecular techniques, increase genetic variation inducing mutations, and automatically characterize plant phenotypes using digital images (specially for seed properties and germination). We are also interested to understand the genetic and molecular bases of relevant traits that can increase plant production.


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