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Lewis, Ramsey S

Crop and Soil Sciences
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Current research activities are directed towards genetics and breeding in the genus Nicotiana. More specifically, research is being conducted to take advantage of biological features of these species in order to: develop and study improved and novel plant breeding methodologies understand the molecular basis of disease resistance in crop plants develop and deploy genetics-based technologies for eliminating or reducing harmful constituents contained in cured tobacco leaves (in cooperation with Dr. Ralph Dewey). Methods used in our research are very diverse and include plant transformation, DNA marker based techniques, mutagenesis, and conventional field-based approaches.

Plant Breeding | Plant Genomics and Genetics | Plant Transformation/Regeneration | Molecular Biology | Plant Pathology
Country(s) of experience:
Brazil | China-Peoples Rep | Croatia | Cuba | Dominican Rep. | Ecuador | Switzerland | United Kingdom
Type(s) of International Experience:
Researcher in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Visiting faculty | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
Tobacco and Breeding Research project
01/01/2010 - 04/08/2016
Funding Agency/Sponsor: British American Tobacco Company | Instituto de Investigaciones del Tabaco
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