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Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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Jan E Leach

Jan E Leach

 Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Biography
Jan E Leach is a eminent professor, at Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. She has published numerous research papers and articles in reputed journals and has various other achievements in the related studies. She has extended his valuable service towards the scientific community with his extensive research work.
Research Interest

 Many plant traits, such as disease resistance, biomass accumulation, yield, health benefits, etc., are controlled by multiple genes in Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL). Although they govern important plant traits, little is known about the genes that control QTL. Research in the Leach lab is focused on characterizing the genes governing two types of plant QTL, those involved in broad-spectrum, durable disease resistance and those involved in biomass accumulation. The long term goal is to identify target points for plant modification to improve these traits for sustainable crop production. Each of our projects involves rice (Oryza sativa); we have contributed to the development of genomic and genetic resources that make rice an ideal monocot model crop plant. We use different bacterial and fungal pathogens to understand disease resistance mechanisms. All current projects involve collaborations with other labs in the USA and internationally.

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