Sibelle Santanna joins OPGC

July 1, 2015

Sibelle Santanna is a PhD student from the Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil.  She studies seed physiology at the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz in Piracicaba. Sibelle will spend 9 months at he OPGC assessing seed quality in different species of Phlox.  The research will focus on comparisons of tests for seed viability such as germination and tetrazolium chloride; it will also examine seed dormancy and methods to efficiently overcome it for rapid germination.