CAES: Biochemistry and Genetics

Biochemistry and Genetics

The ability of agricultural plants to grow rapidly, resist the onslaught of diseases and pests, and ultimately yield high quality produce is under genetic control. The research activities of this department are aimed at identification and molecular cloning of valuable plant genes as tools for genetic engineering of crop plants. We are currently working on genes controlling basic aspects of growth and development, resistance to oxidative damage, and photosynthetic efficiency.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Department of Biochemistry & Genetics
Johnson Building
123 Huntington Street
P.O. Box 1106
New Haven, CT 06504-1106
Fax: (203)974-8502

McHale, Neil A., Chief Scientist, Department Head
Voice: (203) 974-8458

Dingman, Douglas W.: Associate Agricultural Scientist
Voice: (203) 974-8471

Huntley, Regan B., Agricultural Research Technician II
Voice: (203) 974-8462

Peterson, Richard B., Agricultural Scientist
Voice: (203) 974-8463

Schultes, Neil P., Associate Agricultural Scientist
Voice:(203) 974-8464

Zelitch, Israel
Voice: (203)974-8465

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