Plant physiology and biochemistry make up the backbone of successful horticultural production, and our plant physiology/biochemistry research programs cover a range of areas from whole-plant physiology to plant metabolism and enzymology.
Florida’s climatic diversity and the facilities at UF provide opportunities for research with temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical crops on a nearly year-round basis.
Collaborations with faculty in several departments university-wide showcase integrated research projects that address important issues in plant physiology and biochemistry.
For more information on these programs, see below:
Rebecca Darnell – Woody plant physiology, nitrogen/iron uptake and assimilation
Kevin Folta – Functional genomics of small fruit crops; plant transformation, photomorphogenesis and flowering
Curt Hannah- Maize molecular genetics and physiology; emphasis on the starch biosynthetic pathway