Research

Meeting the Challenges: Food, Feed, Fiber, and Fuel

Cutting-edge research in plant molecular breeding, biochemistry, genetics, and genomics is considered vital to safe-guard the environment while sustainably meeting the food, feed, fiber, and fuel needs of an ever-increasing population.

The development of new food, feed, fiber, and/or fuel products requires a clear understanding of plant growth and evolution and, conversely, that the most important discoveries in plant biology are those that can be made directly applicable to agriculture and associated industries. The Plant Center seeks to facilitate communication and to stimulate collaboration between individual researchers on the UGA campus, with a particular focus on uniting those with basic vs. applied research interests.

Areas of Research

 

The Plant Center connects UGA researchers across fields to advance understanding of:

Species

 

Research at the Plant Center focuses on the following species:

algae

Algae

Arabidopsis

Arabidopsis

blueberries

Blueberries

bean plants

Common Bean

cotton

Cotton

Dogwood

Dogwood

corn

Maize

millet

Millets

mimulus guttatus

Mimulus
(monkey flower)

morning glory

Morning glory

peanut crop

Peanuts

pine needles

Pine

poplar plants in greenhouse

Poplar

sorghum

Sorghum

soybean

Soybean

Sunflowers

Sunflower

switchgrass

Switchgrass

Watermelon

Watermelon