Plant Genetics

Plant Genetics Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of the genetics of multicellular plants and fungi as related to botanical research as well as to applications in comparative genetics, ecology and evolutionary studies, clinical studies, and industrial research.

A major program in Plant Genetics Studies will likely include instruction in molecular genetics, gene expression, gene regulation, genomics, epigenetic phenomena, DNA recombination and repair, genetic interactions at the microbial and higher levels, and molecular evolution.

What can you do with a major/degree in Plant Genetics Studies?

With a degree in Plant Genetics Studies, you may work for agricultural seed and chemical companies. As well, you might work in the university setting conducting research and teaching. There could also exist opportunities to work in the non-profit sector conducting research to benefit those in areas where it is difficult to grow plants and crops.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Plant Genetics Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


Publications/Magazines in Plant Genetics Studies?