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Between the Pistil and the Pollen

A visit with Bruce McClure, Professor, Biochemistry

By Noelle Buhidar
Published: - Topics: biology biochemistry plants plant mating plant genetics

The Problem with Plants

Topics: biology biochemistry

The main challenge, says McClure, is keeping his plants healthy and happy. The sleeping bag he keeps in his office is evidence of the constant worry that accompanies his work. If somebody doesn’t show up to water the plants, he warns, “you come back and the greenhouse is toast, and in many cases the plants I’ve got are irreplaceable.”