Manipal University Dubai: Field Visit to DATE PALM TISSUE CULTURE LABORATORY, AL AIN

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In order to get an insight of the application of plant tissue culture techniques in the field of “Agricultural biotechnology”, an educational tour to Date Palm Tissue Culture Laboratory (DPTCL) at Al Ain affiliated to the UAE University was arranged by Ms. Hussaina Banu on May 7, 2015. The students were taken to sterilization, media preparation, inoculation and incubation areas; and the tissue culture techniques were briefed to them stage-by-stage by the experts. The students were also taken to the green houses, where they observed the plant lets that were subjected to the hardening process. The intention of this field trip is to make the students understand the significance of plant tissue culture techniques for crop improvement.

ABOUT MANIPAL UNIVERSITY DUBAI

Manipal University Dubai (MUD) is a branch campus of Manipal University, India, the largest private university in the country enrolling over 25,000 students across 23 disciplines. Manipal University established its presence in Dubai, UAE in the year 2000. At present, Manipal University, Dubai enrols over 1,500 students from 26 nations across the globe and is an Indian multi-disciplinary university in the region.

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