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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

Research Goals

Topics: biology biochemistry

McClure aims to understand how species recognition functions in plants. He sees his work as an intellectual puzzle, and puts much effort into figuring out how these mating mechanisms work. If he can figure out how to remove the mating barrier between incompatible plants, then farmers will see an increase in healthy, productive plants.