Department of Plant Biology is one of the four departments of the Iranian Biological Center. Collection, conservation and management of the plant materials in Iran are the goals of the department. Creating information networks and information services for researchers and related institutes will be the next step.

Goals:

1- Investigation, collection and conservation of plant genetic resources.

2- Identification and monitoring of plant genetic diversity.

3- Regeneration of plant genetic resources.

4- Evaluation of genetic materials.

5- Documentation of genetic materials.

6- Preparation and planning guidelines and standards.

7- Preparation, application and exchange of genetic materials.

8- Collection, documentation and evaluation of Indigenous knowledge.

9- Creating national networks of plant biological resources

10- Supporting the available genetic banks in the country.