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Research on Areca catechu


Areca catechu is the top of four primary medicinal plants in South China with significantly pharmaceutical and economically values. There are nearly ten thousand self-cultivated betel betelnut plants in our institute, which is a worthy betelnut plantation. We have worked on genetic breeding of betel since 2004 and were mainly focused on plant type, fruit type, regulation of flower season, disease-resistant and high-yield. Major research fields:

1. High-yield breeding of betel nut ideotype

2. Selective breeding of betelnut ideal fruit shape

3. Regulation of betelnut flower season

4. Disease sources and disease control of betelnut