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:
Research at the Plant Center focuses on the following species: