Career of the Month: An Interview with Plant Geneticist John Stommelby: Megan Sullivan

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As technology advances, so does the ability to better appreciate genetic diversity. Plant geneticists, such as John Stommel, use traditional research and biotechnology-based approaches to develop plants with improved quality, disease resistance, stress tolerance, and productivity. Cultivate your students' knowledge about this fascinating career by sharing this stimulating information with them--their interest is sure to germinate!

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  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:59 AM

Going through school one learns about Gregor Mendel perhaps the very first plant geneticist. This sort of career is important to understand how to improve a plant’s nutritive value, culinary quality, or resistance to disease. This article describes the current projects that this geneticist is involved in as well as advice to students.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:01 PM

This Career of the Month's interview is with John Strommel, a plant geneticist. Plant geneticists conduct research using traditional and biotechnology-based protocols to develop improved plants . Strommel also describes several current projects on which he is working. These columns can serve as a great resource for teachers to use with their students. Training suggestions are included for students who want to become plant geneticists.

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)

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