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Mutation Breeding

at North Carolina State University

Mutation breeding is one of many areas of research in plant breeding at NC State. Facilities are available for treatment of cuttings, seeds, pollen, and callus. Options include radiation and chemical mutagens. Below is a list of some of the facilities, crops, mutagens, and people working in the area of mutation breeding.

  • Facilities
    • Nuclear engineering - gamma cell 2000 (Co60); Gerald Wicks
  • Crops
    • Ornamental shrubs - gamma radiation and EMS treatment of shoots; Tom Ranney
    • Ornamental shrubs - gamma radiation of shoots; Dennis Werner
    • Sicklepod - gamma radiation of seeds; Shyam Tallury
    • Soybean - gamma radiation and EMS treatment of seeds; Tommy Carter and Earl Taliercio
    • St. Augustinegrass - gamma radiation of shoots and callus; Ron Qu
    • Sweetpotato - gamma radiation of seeds and shoots; Craig Yencho and Ben Winslow
    • Tobacco - gamma radiation and EMS treatment of seeds; Ramsey Lewis and Ralph Dewey
    • Watermelon, cucumber - gamma radiation of seeds; Todd Wehner and Qinghua Shi
    • Watermelon - EMS treatment of seeds; Todd Wehner, Amnon Levi and MingLi Wang
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