Laboratory of Plant Technology studies plant biotechnologies that improve the environment and benefit human life. We deal with a wide range of research topics from basic plant-engineering techniques at molecular and cellular levels to the use of plant species for energy-saving construction materials. Ongoing projects include the development of basic plant-engineering techniques in somatic embryogenesis, the elucidation of ecological impacts on the evolution of local plant species, the production of plant-based construction materials using mosses, and generation of unique-colored orchids. We use cellular and genetic engineering techniques for the generation of plant species along with sampling of local plant species and traditional phenotype analyses.
- Gene profiling during somatic embryogenesis of carrot stems
- Evolution/ecology genetics of the local daisy species Ixeridium dentatum
- Green construction boards with cultured protonema of mosses
- Development of blue-flowered phalaenopsis orchid