1. Molecular based Authentication of Plants / Bacteria / Fungi

Identification of any biological material and authentication of raw materials is one of the important steps in any life sciences based research.  Molecular based authentication is a novel method for species identification. DNA Extraction, PCR amplification of required gene, sequencing and its blast and comparison will be carried out for authentication.

2. DNA fingerprinting of medicinal plants

PCR based DNA fingerprinting methods like RFLP, RAPD and SSR are used to identify raw material used in traditional medicinal plants. DNA fingerprinting can be achieved using various methods as they yield barcode-like data, but these are less optimal for a molecular taxonomy.