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Now, CSIR-CCMB to focus on plant forensics

6th November, 2020 Science and Technology

Context: CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) is expanding its research efforts in plant forensics in addition to the advances made in animal forensics using cutting edge DNA based technology.

‘Boost to bio-economy’

  • It will be very helpful in a tighter quality control, build effective regulations, and give a boost to our bio-economy.
  • It is the dedicated lab for wildlife research and conservation in India.
  • The meeting brought together nearly 700 wildlife biologists, veterinarians, scientists, students and conservationists from across the world.
  • The need for wildlife forensics as the country takes up several major conservation efforts for big cats to marine life.
  • There is an increasing threat from wildlife criminals to these protected species.
  • To nip these criminals in their buds, there is a need to present irrefutable evidences in the court of law, which can come from forensic sciences.