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Mauricio Ulloa

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Dr. Mauricio Ulloa
Research Geneticist
Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research
3810 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79415
Tel. 806-723-5217
Lab. 806-749-5560 Ext 3134
Fax 806-723-5272
Dr. Mauricio Ulloa is a Research Geneticist at the Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research Unit, Lubbock, TX and his research efforts focus on developing/integrating approaches to accelerate the selection of superior or improved cotton lines through conventional breeding, genetics, plant physiology, and genomics research. Cotton improvement includes better stress/drought tolerance and disease resistance (such as Fusarium wilt race 4 – FOV4), and yield and fiber quality. Declining levels of available water for irrigation of crops essential for the well-being of the people of the U.S., as well as, existing and new emerging pest and disease threats have led us to identify and develop cultivars that can more efficiently use available soil water and defend/protect against pest and diseases. Today, with our ability to utilize large data sets and the new analytical-omics tools (genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, ionomics, etc.) the two disparate crop improvement strategies are merging and sharing both germplasm, database and analytical resources. Tremendous synergy occurs with this effort because plant stress is a response to injury from biotic or abiotic assault which shares in some instances similar defense mechanisms.
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