Bioplasm is a web-based system which assists with the work flow of genomic information:​

  • Sample submission​
  • Analysis​
  • Results storage​
  • Access of reports​


FABI, the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, at the University of Pretoria, is a post-graduate research institute that was established in 1997, based on a recognition that the future of forestry and agriculture in South Africa will strongly depend on the incorporation of new and emerging technologies into these industries.

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The Forest Molecular Genetics (FMG) Programme, headed by Prof. Zander Myburg, is based at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Genetics and is affiliated with FABI.

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Analysis of genome information for hundreds to thousands of individual trees requires bioinformatics capacity for managing and interpreting large amounts of genomics data.

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