The oil palm belongs to the genus Elaeis and comprises two species.
MPOB has collected wild germplasm from Centrak-South America and Africa since 1973 through bilaterial agreements.
Over 100,1000 oil palm germplasm accessions, covering 11 countries in Africa and 7 in South America is available at MPOB.
Thust areas of Malaysian Oil Palm Genome Programme (MyOPGP).
First Genetic code
Sequencing the pisifera, dura and oleifera genomes
Ribonucleic acid (RNA) to messenger RNA (mRNA)
Second Genetic Code
Mapping the oil palm epigenomes