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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

JOHN W. GRONWALD

Plant Physiologist

John Gronwald

 

B.S., University of Illinois, Agricultural Science

M.S., University of Illinois, Agronomy

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Biology (Plant Physiology)

 

Research Interests

  • Improving alfalfa as a biofuel feedstock and livestock feed by modifying composition of cell walls.

 

Current or Planned Experiments

  • Using gene overexpression and silencing (RNA interference) to evaluate the role of selected genes in regulating cell wall composition.
  • Characterizing global gene expression in alfalfa using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) analysis.

Last Modified: 9/19/2012