PGRP Seminar – Jim Giovannoni: Genes that make tomatoes (bad)
11am to Noon, Cornell Vet School Auditorium (Lecture Hall 1)
Ripening is a process by which the texture, color, flavor, and nutritional content of fruit is enhanced. These traits contribute to the healthfulness and desirability of the fruit as a food source. Clearly, understanding the processes behind fruit ripening are important in terms of nutrition, but also for commercial applications such as transportation and shelf-life. Thus, the focus of research in the Giovannoni lab is molecular and genetic analysis of fruit ripening and related signal transduction systems, using tomato as the model system.
Jim Giovannoni is a faculty advisor as part of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) internship program.
This seminar is hosted as part of BTI’s Plant Genome Research Program, taking place every Wednesday (except July 4th) from June 6th – August 1st, 2018.