Applied Taxonomic Research Center (ATRC)

       ATRC carries out research in basic and applied taxonomy, and also provides services to the public through its expertise in taxonomy of local plants, animals and fungi. Major research themes include taxonomy, ecology and commercial application of zooplankton, particularly the fairy shrimps; taxonomic and systematic study of local plants and medicinal plants; study of pollen causing allergy in human; DNA fingerprinting and chromosome studies for agricultural purposes; and utilization of plankton, aquatic insects and algae as bioindicators for environmental assessment.

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