lake and trees

Fall Retreat

Unicoi State Park & Lodge, September 27-28, 2018

freshly picked peanuts held in hand


Peanut genetic code now mapped, ready to unlock plant’s potential

University of Georgia PhD candidate Rishi Masalia

Student Recognition

Rishi Masalia named 2018 Cross Scholar

plants growing from test trays


Building better plants

The mission of the Plant Center is to enhance the tradition of outstanding research in plant science at the University of Georgia.  It achieves its purpose by fostering and supporting interactions among those members of the UGA research community who share common interests in:

  • The organization, evolution and function of plant genomes,
  • The growth, development and biotic/abiotic interactions of plants, and
  • The improvement and production of plants for agricultural or industrial uses.

The Plant Center at UGA

3 days 27 minutes ago

Russell Malmberg - first genetic linkage map for a carnivorous plant!

Franklin faculty publish first genetic linkage map for a carnivorous plant | Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

The Plant Center at UGA

6 days 20 hours ago

Plant Center Members Wayne Parrott and Jason Wallace team up to study the bladderwort

University of Georgia researchers look to increase the pace of sustainable crop innovation with the help of the lowly bladderwort