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Meet the Faculty: Kelly Robbins

Sep 25, 2017
Kelly Robbins is an assistant professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section. He is currently collaborating with multiple international agricultural research institutions to develop advanced statistical models and computational tools to utilize genomic information and improve the efficiency of breeding programs in Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia. Read more

Cassava is Genetically Decaying, Putting Staple Crop at Risk

Apr 27, 2017
A team at Cornell used genomic analysis of cassava varieties and wild relatives to reveal that mutations have corroded the cassava genome, producing many dysfunctional versions of genes and putting at risk a crop crucial to the survival of one-tenth of the world’s population. Read more

The secret to a really crisp apple

Mar 6, 2017
“When apples are mealy, the cells split apart from each other when you bite into the fruit, whereas with crisp fruits the cells rupture and release juice,” said Susan Brown, an expert in apple breeding at Cornell University who has helped develop several varieties. Read more

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