JNTBGRI to play key role in sequencing of Indian species-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
The Union Department of Biotechnology has allotted Rs.143.89 lakh for JNTBGRI to take up the project.
The whole genome sequencing of 1,000 species of plants and animals will be taken up in the initial phase of IIEBS to be completed over a period of five years at an estimated cost of Rs.440 crore. The National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi is the coordinating centre for the nationwide project involving a total of 24 institutes. JNTBGRI Director R. “The project will enable collection and preservation of endangered and economically important species. With over 5,000 plant species in its field gene bank and conservatories, JNTBGRI has a major role in conserving the endemic flora of the Western Ghats.