Plant genetics played a key role in the modern-day theories of heredity, beginning with Gregor Mendel's study of pea plants in the 1800s. The occupation has since grown to encompass advancements in biotechnology that have led to greater understanding of plant breeding and hybridization. Commercially, plant geneticists are sometimes employed to develop methods of making produce more nutritious, or altering plant pigments to make the food more enticing to consumers.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PLANT GENETICIST ONLY FLORIDA RESEARCHER TO RECEIVE SPECIAL DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDING
Jan 23, 2010; GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 22 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: University of Florida plant geneticist...