In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .
Plant breeding and genetics relates information about genetics/genomics of plants to the improvement of cultivated plant species. Agriculturally important genes are identified, characterized, and deployed through combinations of molecular studies and sexual crosses. This area of study integrates genetic information with plant physiology/biochemistry, plant pathology, entomology, conservation biology, international agriculture, and related areas to create crops that meet the needs of modern society. In addition to the core plant sciences courses, students should take PLBRG 4030 and PLBIO 3430 . Other courses may be included after consultation with the advisor. Students are encouraged to participate in research projects and take advantage of opportunities for internships in industry.
J. J. Doyle, chair (240 Emerson Hall, (607) 255-2180); S. K. Brown, M. Blair, E. S. Buckler, Y. Cho, W. R. Coffman, W. De Jong, S. Evanega, S. Gan, M. Gore, P. Gregory, P. Griffiths, J. L. Jannink, L. Kass, A. F. Krattiger, L. Li, D. Matthews, M. Mazourek, S. R. McCouch, L. Mueller, M. A. Mutschler, R. J. Nelson, W. Pawlowski, K. V. Raman, B. Reisch, J. E. Rutkoski, T. L. Setter, F. Shotkoski, R. Singh, L. Smart, M. E. Smith, M. E. Sorrells, H. A. Tufan, D. R. Viands. Emeritus: E. D. Earle, V. Gracen, W. D. Pardee, R. L. Plaisted, S. D. Tanksley