Postdoctoral Research on Genomics of Pollen Thermotolerance
A postdoctoral research position is available as part of a collaborative interdisciplinary NSF Plant Genome Research Program funded project that focuses on using modern genomic tools and latest RNA-seq technologies to understand mechanisms that convey heat-tolerance during tomato reproduction. Plant reproduction, especially pollen tube elongation and fertilization, are essential for seed and fruit production. However, this critical process is also highly vulnerable to heat stress. Dramatically reduced seed and fruit yield occur when otherwise healthy plants experience heat stress only for a few hours during this critical process. Targeted transcriptional changes are one way to equip plants to combat heat stress from rising temperatures due to climate chan
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