his section coordinates with plant genetic engineering for:
1. Elucidating the fundamental questions of plant metabolism by knocking out key physiological processes of plants;
2. Coping with external environmental stresses by improving physiological functions; and/or
3. Improving qualitative and/or quantitative traits for specific industrial uses.
AH these categories of endeavor are very challenging and extremely intriguing in their potential toward developing new plants for enhanced production of specific metabolic products and/or developing ideotypic plants against the possibility of serious global environmental changes. These studies and their outcome will make up an important component of an integrated approach in alleviating environmental concerns, food security and health issues.
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