Contribute technical expertise to projects dealing with in vitro culture and precision breeding of sugarcane.
- Tissue culture of sugarcane and eucalyptus.
- RITA® bioreactor system.
- Minimal growth of sugarcane in vitro.
- Direct and indirect morphogenesis of sugarcane in vitro, in semi-solid media and temporary immersion RITA® bioreactors.
- Rooting and acclimatisation of tissue culture-derived plantlets.
Involvement in scaling up production of NovaCane® plants for use in regional seedcane schemes.
Watt, M.P., Banasiak, M., Nicholson, T. and McAlister, B. (2006). Strategies for the selection of uncontaminated Eucalyptus explants for shoot multiplication in a temporary immersion system (RITA®) in a commercial laboratory. South African Forestry Journal 206:13-21.
MSc (University of Wroclaw, Poland).