The IAEA-ZJU Collaborating Center for Mutant Germplasm Enhancement and Exploration in Plants

This collaboration center is interested in enhancing mutant germplasm high in functional components, special nutrients, environmental friendship and extreme-environment adaptation in the staple crops and specific plants by establishing high-throughput screening methodologies, elucidating the genetic basis and metabolite regulation of these mutated traits and breeding for new plant varieties with value-added functional, industry-specific and extreme-environment adaptive properties, which will provide technical supports for biological industry from seed-oriental agriculture to food, pharmacy and chemistry.