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Plant Breeding and Variety Protection Section

■Vision: Precision, Efficiency, Servicing, Globalization, Work together to create a sustainable development of seeds and seedlings industry.
■Major programs:

  1. Implementation of DUS test for new plant variety.
  2. Development and revision of plant variety testing guidelines and DUS test technology.
  3. Collection, preservation and database establishment of standard and reference varieties.
  4. International exchanges and cooperation in plant variety protection techniques.
  5. Studies on similarity test of infringement of plant variety rights.
  6. Studies on improvement of crop varieties.
  7. Other matters related to the plant variety protection.

♦Implementation of DUS test for new plant variety


The DUS test of candidate variety is conducted.
▲The DUS test of candidate variety is conducted.
 
For improving DUS test technology and management quality, standard DUS test growing greenhouse are built.
▲For improving DUS test technology and  management quality, standard DUS test growing greenhouse are built.

 ♦Development and revision of plant variety characteristic table and DUS test technology

In order to implement plant variety protection system, an urgent need is to develop new or revise DUS test guideline.
▲In order to implement plant variety protection system, an urgent need is to develop new or revise DUS test guideline.
In order to improve the consistency of the DUS technology, the conducted technical seminars of DUS test are in organization.
▲In order to improve the consistency of the DUS technology, the conducted technical seminars of DUS test are in organization.

♦Collection, preservation and database establishment of standard and reference varieties

We collect and establish database of commercial varieties.
▲We collect and establish database of commercial varieties.

♦International cooperation and exchanges on plant variety protection techniques.

In order to enhance competitive advantage of plant variety in Taiwan, strengthen cooperation and harmonize of DUS test methods and techniques with EU, Japan and Mainland China etc. to promote bilateral mutual acknowledgment of new plant variety DUS test report.
▲In order to enhance competitive advantage of plant variety in Taiwan, strengthen cooperation and harmonize of DUS test methods and techniques with EU, Japan and Mainland China etc. to promote bilateral mutual acknowledgment of new plant variety DUS test report.
  Technician visited under technical coope
▲Technician visited under technical coope
Technician visited under technical cooperation of DUS test technique between Taiwan and Thailand.
▲Technician visited under technical cooperation of DUS test technique between Taiwan and Thailand.
 
 

♦Studies on similarity test of infringement of plant variety rights

To offer general consultation against infringement of PBR, conduct similarity test if required, or coordinate with other examination organizations of the species in contention.

Offer general consultation on infringement of oncidium variety rights.
▲Offer general consultation on infringement of oncidium variety rights.
  Provide evidence preservation services for infringement of chrysanthemum variety rights.
▲Provide evidence preservation services for infringement of chrysanthemum variety rights.
Provide variety similarity test for infringement of poinsettia variety rights.
▲Provide variety similarity test for infringement of poinsettia variety rights.
   

♦Studies on improvement of crop varieties

In order to enhance important characteristics of crops, such as quality, yield, disease or stress resistance, we breed the new varieties and conduct other researches to provide the highquality varieties to seedling industry and agricultural workers, for increasing industrial competitiveness and income of farmers.

Studies on improvement of flower varieties.
▲Studies on improvement of flower varieties.

Studies on improvement of vegetable varieties.
▲Studies on improvement of vegetable varieties.

♦Establishment of phalaenopsis varieties identification and application integration platform

The preliminary identification test of phalaenopsis varieties can reach more than 90%.
▲The preliminary identification test of phalaenopsis varieties can reach more than 90%.

Finish the new analysis of ‘Online version for DUS test of phalaenopsis and Database System’.
▲Finish the new analysis of ‘Online version for DUS test of phalaenopsis and Database System’.

♦Development of breeding and key techniques of bulbs flowers and orchids

Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station (TSIPS) is quite suitable for the development of ornamental plants such as orchids and bulbs flowers, therefore, different subtropical orchids and bulbs
flowers types are introduced for cultivation and conducting breeding and related techniques development.

Germplasm development and application of Cattleya genus.
▲Germplasm development and application of Cattleya genus.

Germplasm development and application of Holcoglossum genus.
▲Germplasm development and application of Holcoglossum genus.

Amaryllis    
‘TSS No. 1 - Pink Pearl’
▲‘TSS No. 1 - Pink Pearl’
‘TSS No. 2 - Red Splendor’
▲‘TSS No. 2 - Red Splendor’
‘TSS No. 3 - Elite Pink’
▲‘TSS No. 3 - Elite Pink’
‘TSS No. 4 - Cardinal Hot’
▲‘TSS No. 4 - Cardinal Hot’
‘TSS No. 5 – Summer Love’
▲‘TSS No. 5 – Summer Love’
 
     
Calla lily    
‘TSS No. 1 - Burgundy Lady’
▲‘TSS No. 1 -Burgundy Lady’
‘TSS No. 2 - Sunkist’
▲‘TSS No. 2 -Sunkist’
 
     
Caladium    
‘TSS No. 1 - Dancing Fire’
▲‘TSS No. 1 - Dancing Fire’
‘TSS No. 2 - Red Heart Emerald’
▲‘TSS No. 2 - Red Heart Emerald’

♦Vegetable breeding and technology development

TSIPS aims for breeding new varieties for improving crop quality and yield, as well as resistance to diseases and environmental stress. We have been collecting and improving vegetable varieties of cruciferous, solanaceous and cucurbitaceous. We hope to improve farmers' income and reduce losses by providing them different kind of varieties.

Luffa TSS No. 3
▲Luffa TSS No. 3
Bitter gourd breeding
▲Bitter gourd breeding
Pumpkin breeding
▲Pumpkin breeding
Potato seedling selection
▲Potato seedling selection
Potato TSS No.4
▲Potato TSS No.4
Potato TSS No.6
▲Potato TSS No.6
TSS-ASVEG No. 2
▲TSS-ASVEG No. 2
TSS-ASVEG No. 4
▲TSS-ASVEG No. 4
Tomato breeding
▲Tomato breeding

♦Application technology research and development of smart agriculture for plant seedling industry

Construction of intelligent production and sale management system for vegetable nursery-system architecture.
▲Construction of intelligent production and sale management
system for vegetable nursery-system architecture.
  Construction of intelligent production and sale management system for vegetable nursery- use carrier.
▲Construction of intelligent production and sale management system for vegetable nursery- use carrier.