DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS AND
Functions and tasks:
To study the genetic diversity in plants and animals using molecular markers
such as isozymes, SSR, RAPD, AFLP, RFLP etc to contribute to the successful
management and conservation of rare and precious species.
species and phylogeny in taxonomy and evolution based on DNA data with
implications for its taxonomy and conservation.
conservation and management of forest habitats for wild flora (six cycads Cycas
dolichpohylla, C. balansae, C. hoabinhensis, C. ferruginea, C. simplicipinna,
C. chevalieri and two bamboo species Bambusa bambos and B. nutans in northern
conservation and management of threatened species within populations by isozyme
techniques in relation to human activities, particularly deforestation and
over-exploitation of forest resources.
Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), ASEAN regional Centre for
Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC), Free University of Brussel, Ghent