John Greenwood

Professor Emeritus College of Biological Science Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Guelph, Ontario jgreenwo@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56004

Bio/Research

My research goal is to understand, at a cellular level, how plants develop, survive stress or prepare for periods of inactivity. I personally maintain an active research interest in seed development and germination, Right now, though, my Cell Biology Lab is focusing on processes that control the ...

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Bio/Research

My research goal is to understand, at a cellular level, how plants develop, survive stress or prepare for periods of inactivity. I personally maintain an active research interest in seed development and germination, Right now, though, my Cell Biology Lab is focusing on processes that control the suicide of cells. Programmed cell death is necessary for the proper development of plants. It is involved in seed development and germination, and in the formation of water conducting tissues. It allows plants to form protective layers such as bark, to shed leaves in autumn and to resist infection. Understanding how programmed cell death is controlled also has direct application to agriculture in the areas of fruit harvesting and controlling over-ripening.



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