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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Richard W. Jones

Research Plant Pathologist

Dr. Rick Jones

Research Plant Pathologist


Phone: (301) 504-8395



Staff: Frances Perez



Biographical Information

     B.S. - SUNY Stony Brook
     M.S. - Texas A&M
     Ph.D. - University of California - Berkeley
     Post-doctoral research - University of California - Berkeley  

 Assistant Professor, Botany & Plant Pathology Dept., Purdue University


Research Interests

     - Genes and genomics of Phytophthora

     - Plant-encoded endoglucanase inhibitor proteins

     - Anti-microbial peptide expression in plants

Publications (click on publication tab at left)

See Dr. Jones in the video:                             

"USDA Researchers Helping Plants Defend Themselves"

The new feature can be seen on USDA's YouTube channel or seen and downloaded as a video podcast.  

YouTube: potato genetics
Video Podcast: Potato genetics iTunes

Last Modified: 10/17/2014
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