Department of Plant Biology

Neelima Sinha Profiled by The Scientist in "Perennial Explorer"

February 01, 2019
Professor Neelima Sinha, Department of Plant Biology, was profiled by The Scientist. Follow her journey from the finance realm to the world of plant biology in an article called "Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha."

Rice Plants That Reproduce as Clones From Seed

December 12, 2018
Plant biologists at UC Davis have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The long-sought discovery could make it easier to propagate high-yielding, disease-resistant or climate-tolerant crops and make them available to the world’s farmers.

Gene Network Lets Plant Roots Handle Nitrogen

October 24, 2018
With robotics, computers and advanced genetics, researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have established a core set of genes that help plants metabolize nitrogen, the key to plant growth and crop yield.