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Genetics and Molecular Biology

Research is being conducted to study the genetic control of tomato diseases, flowering and gravitropism. The cocoa genome was recently mapped and genetic control of disease resistance and secondary metabolites are being investigated.

Genetics and Molecular Biology researchers working in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.

Our goal is to provide basic knowledge and technology towards the improvement of crops, poverty and hunger reduction, water resource management, sustainable international development, and climate change on a meaningful scale.