Correspondent Profile

National Correspondent Name: Fernando Xavier Rivas Romero
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Country: Ecuador
Organisation: Universidad de las Américas (UDLA)
Number of Members: 0
IAPB related activities if any that you organise within your country/region e.g local meetings:None
Conferences/events/meetings that you plan on attending this year or early next year: IAPB Congress 2018
A short piece about the plant science sector/industry in your country:
“The plant sciences are quite developed in the country, however they are from the agronomic point of view. Plant biotechnology is developed in the area of ​​classical genetic improvement, cross-breeding and selection, backcrossing and selection, plant in vitro culture, etc. Regarding the modification of DNA, we are a bit limited, since the country has declared itself GMO-free, however, There is openness in our country to modify the law and allow experimentation in modification based on genetic engineering in the close future“.