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Zengfu XU (PhD)

June 20th, 2012

Professor, Laboratory of Tropical Plant Resource Science, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor (Adjunct), School of Life Sciences, The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Our principal interest is genetic improvement of biodiesel feedstock plants. We focus on floral sex determination, flower and seed development, and oil biosynthesis in Jatropha curcas. Our goal is to improve Jatropha seed yield and oil content through genomic and genetic engineering approaches, and to develop Jatropha as a model plant for energy plant research.

Fieldcourses: AFEC-X 2010-2011

Email: zfxu [at] xtbg dot ac dot cn, zengfu dot xu [at] gmail dot com

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