Iran gains self-sufficiency in identifying, protecting microorganisms

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian researchers have managed to gain self-sufficiency in identification and protection of microorganisms, taking another wide stripe in biotechnological sciences.

The Director of National Iranian Genetic and Biologic Reserves Center Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli said, “The National Iranian Genetic and Biologic Reserves Center has succeeded in gaining self-sufficiency in discovering and keeping microorganisms. The center is boosting its capabilities seriously and has managed to achieve remarkable goals in improving the country’s biotechnology and biology diversity.”

He further added 30 new prokaryotic microorganisms have been discovered and introduced in Iran, 22 species of which have been conducted by researchers at the center.

According to Fazeli, the organization has managed to recognize and systematize microorganisms and have achieved the knowhow for this project.

He noted Iran is among the top 10 countries which are in the possession of the technology.



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