Horticultural Sciences


Dr. Manjul Dutt

Dr. Manjul Dutt




Research

My research interests include developing tissue culture and transformation techniques for efficient transformation of all commercially important citrus cultivars with genes that have potential to improve the disease and pest resistance of citrus. I am especially interested in the role of antimicrobial peptides in enhancing disease resistance in susceptible cultivars. [Read More]


Dr. Ed Etxeberria

Dr. Ed Etxeberria




Research

Enzymatic control of reserve carbohydrates and their cellular compartmentalization. Interests also include the mechanism and kinetics of sugar transport through different membrane systems; effects of some genetic, environmental and physiological factors on metabolism of various saccharides. [Read More]


Dr. Fred Gmitter

Dr. Fred Gmitter




Research

Citrus breeding and genetics for variety improvement; genomic research to develop efficient ways to select improved plants and to enable cloning and manipulation of important genes; seedless variety development by mutation breeding and tissue culture methods; citrus germplasm acquisition and characterization; applied genetic transformation research. [Read More]


Dr. Jude Grosser

Dr. Jude Grosser




Research

My research program in citrus variety improvement addresses all major citrus production problems in Florida, and also strives to develop new cultivars that will provide growers with new marketing opportunities. [Read More]


Dr. Tripti Vashisth

Dr. Tripti Vashisth




Research

Extension responsibilities focus on citrus production needs and implementing horticultural practices to improve citrus production, tree health and fruit quality. Also, the use of integrated crop management and control measures for citrus greening and other exotic diseases. [Read More]


Dr. Christopher Vincent

Dr. Christopher Vincent




Research

The purpose of my program is to serve Florida perennial fruit crop producers with production methods and biological understanding to improve productivity of citrus crops and additional crops and cropping systems in the traditional citrus region.