Brazilian Student Presents Research at OSU Exposition

Nov. 21, 2017

Amanda Lima Vilela, a visiting intern from the Universidade Federal de Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil  (UFLA) presented a poster of her work on "Seed quality parameters in different Phlox species" at the annual International Scholar Research Exposition held by the Office of Inernational Affairs of The Ohio State University.  Amanda's poster will be on display in the main university administration building, Bricker Hall, through Spring Semester 2018.  

Alexander Grobman visits OPGC

Nov. 15, 2017

Dr. Alexander Grobman, a distinguished corn and sorghum breeder, scientist and international center administrator from Lima, Peru visited the OPGC as part of a tour of germplasm facilities in the USDA National Plant Germplasm System.  Dr. Grobman is a graduate of The Ohio State University so his visit had a dual purpose of exploring international collaboration as well as re-acquainting himself with his alma matter.

Jonathan LaBorde Completes Internship at the OPGC

Nov. 10, 2017

Undergraduate student and Horticulture major Jonathan LaBorde worked as an intern at the OPGC for the Summer of 2017.  He experienced multiple dimensions of our activities at the OPGC including vegetative and seed propagation, greenhouse management, and field operations.  Jonathan graduates in December 2017 and hopes to pursue a career in the controlled-environment production industry.

Amanda Lima Vilela joins the OPGC for an internship

Nov. 9, 2017

Amanda Lima Vilela, an undergraduate student at the Universidade Federal de Lavras in Minas Gerais, Brazil joined the OPGC in August 2017 for a 5-month internship.  Her work focuses on seed quality parameters in Phlox.  Amanda is carrying on studies initiated by Juliana Espindola and Sibelle Santanna da Silva on characteristics of seed in perennial species of Phlox.  These seeds have presented a challenge to standard germplasm preservation practices.  First, it is difficult to obtain sufficient seed for basic characterization and analysis.

Priority Genera

The OPGC holds more than 5000 accessions from over 200 genera, but we are currently emphasizing work on germplasm development and characterization of 6 priority genera: Begonia, Coreopsis, Lilium, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Viola. Our efforts are increasingly focused on native North American species because of the ready availability of such germplasm within the USA.


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