Our research group currently consists of one faculty member, three staff and four graduate students, focusing primarily on understanding the genetic architecture underlying maize inflorescence, carotenoid biosynthesis, and agronomic performance. Research activities include genotyping, QTL mapping, association analysis, genome-wide association studies, HPLC, field phenotyping, and molecular characterization of novel genes and gene regions.
Current research projects that members of the Rocheford lab are involved in include:
I. The Maize Carotenoid project
II. The Inflorescence project
III. The ex-PVP Material project
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