Global body to audit coconut gene bank in Karnataka

The decision of the international coconut body to audit gene banks across the globe is likely to help the gene bank located in India, according to P Chowdappa, Director of the Kasaragod-based Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI). The International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia is located at CPCRI’s research centre at Kidu in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The Kidu gene bank is among the five banks set up under the Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT). The other gene banks are in Indonesia, Brazil, Ivory Coast and Papua […]

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