Iwate Biotechnology Research Center

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Department of

Genomics and


The main mission of our goupe is to contribute to the improvement of rice production in Iwate Prefecture of Japan through basic researches.

Picture: Various rice mutants

Department of



Development of Plant Breeding &Cultivation techniques

Fundamental researches for breeding and cultivation of horticultural plants, especially focusing on Japanese ornamental gentians.

Picture: Japanese gentian flowers.

Plant Pathology Group

Research for horticultural crops protection especially from emerging virus diseases.

Picture: Detecting virus from a diseased plant.

Department of



Health function research

Research for development of health promoting methods using agricultural and marine products in Iwate Pref.

Picture : Pacific krill in which anti-obese compound was found by our research

Mushroom research

Research for promoting production and consumption of mushrooms in Iwate Pref.

Picture : Siitake mushroom having various health function properties



Iwate Biotechnology Institute / Iwate Biotechnology Research Center

22-174-4 Narita, Kitakami, Iwate 024-0003, JAPAN

TEL +81-197-68-2911

FAX +81-197-68-3881

Since 23 August, 1999

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