Welcome! Our primary research focus is the study of flowering time and seed development in plants. These two processes determine reproductive timing and fruit/seed generation, contributing to human and animal nutritional needs by way of quality and yield. We examine these developmental features in the context of plant response under conditions of abiotic stress such as salt, drought and photoperiod. More info...

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New Instant Rice Variety Requires No Cooking

A student from my BOT331 Plant Physiology class pointed me to this AP news and video. I am sharing the same with you with additional writeup.

Genes for Plant Abiotic Stress

This is a new book edited by Matthew Jenks and Andrew Wood, published by Wiley-Blackwell. It covers a range of topics such as water stress, poor quality soil and temperature extremes, the genetic and biological mechanisms involved in stress tolerance, and discusses future crop improvement.