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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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John Gronwald
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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: 8/11/2016
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