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Understanding how viruses infect insects
Understanding how plant hormones control fruit development
BTI Full Professor Zhangjun Fei
Unraveling the complexity of fleshy fruit transcriptomes
Understanding the genetic basis of fruit development and ripening
Understanding how soil fungi supply plants with mineral nutrients
Understanding how viruses commandeer plants and insects to promote their own trasmission
Molecular and chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions
Understanding how plants acquire immunity to disease
Understanding the origin and evolution of plant diversity
How do bacteria infect plants and how do plants defend themselves from such attacks?
Understanding how scientists can harness Big Data for research and breeding
Understanding different aspects of epigenetics
Small-molecule signaling in model organisms
Understanding how plants coordinate genes in different compartments
Applying the techniques of genetics and biotechnology to plant research


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