Genetic Resources and International Collaborative Research Division


Based on the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol, we collect, preserve, and provide various genetic resources and support to access genetic resources oversea (upon consultation) under SATREPS and NBRP. Through SATREPS, the division acquired the nation’s first approval on access to chayote, a botanical resource, under the Nagoya Protocol. Through NBRP, the division preserves a total of 16,600-mutation population of tomato Micro-Tom and distributes these mutants as a tomato bioresource hub.