Centre for Plant Sciences

Plant Growth Facilities

The Centre for Plant Sciences has extensive plant growth and tissue culture facilities. Our on-campus Plant Growth Suite consists of 9 modern containment glasshouses providing temperate, Mediterranean and tropical environments for the contained growth of transgenic plants. These glasshouses are linked to a suite of plant growth rooms and growth cabinets that provide controlled environment conditions with GM containment. In addition to this facility there is another group of six roof-top containment glasshouses providing growth conditions for both temperate and tropical plants. Incorporated within the Plant Growth Suite are extensive plant tissue culture facilities Throughout the centre there are further plant tissue culture facilities for the maintenance and propagation of plant tissue culture material to underpin our fundamental research programs

The University experimental gardens also provide considerable glasshouse and outdoor plots for growth and maintenance of non-transgenic plants.