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MPOB Launched DNA Fingerprint for Palm Oil Tress with Wanted Characteristics



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MPOB Launched DNA Fingerprint for Palm Oil Tress with Wanted Characteristics

InfoSAWIT, BANGI - Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) launched two new technologies from biotechnology and food cluster commercially at Transfer of Technology (TOT) MPOB 2023 recently. They are called True-to Type Version 2 – Platform Genotipe Resolusi Tinggi to identify mature palm oil trees and Mozzarella analogue cheese within palm oil material – bases.

Chairman of MPOB, Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha said that his organization has offered 712 technologies and 194 services that relate to palm oil industries. 233 technologies or 32,7 percent have been in commerce by many planters and palm oil industries.

As quoted from News Straits Times, True-to-Type Version 2 is finger print platform of DNA in high pressision to confirm palm oil trees within desirable genetic line that was planted in breeding test and in commercial plantations.

The platform would also facilitate DNA data base, escalate management and material quality control that were multiplied in seeding process commercially, and in net culture laboratory. (T2)

Source: Majalah InfoSAWIT, July 2023


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