DNA Day speaker discussing agricultural technology at UNK | Local News

ByThomas L. Elston

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KEARNEY – Plant breeding and genetics pro Tom Clemente is the featured speaker for this year’s Doug Lund DNA Day at the College of Nebraska at Kearney.

His lecture, “Complementing plant breeding applications with the resources of biotechnology,” is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. April 29 in Copeland Hall Home 142. The event is absolutely free and open to the general public.

Clemente is the Eugene W. Value Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Agronomy and Horticulture and director of the Plant Transformation Core Study Facility. His method has proven an agricultural biotechnology pipeline at UNL, enabling researchers to appraise transgenic occasions from the bench to the field. This infrastructure was instrumental all through improvement of the dicamba tolerance technological know-how, currently marketed as Roundup All set Xtend Crop System.

Clemente’s laboratory is a point out-of-the-art plant transformation facility that targets the introduction of genetic variation for novel input and output attributes in the big commodity crops pertinent to the state of Nebraska, like maize, sorghum, soybeans and wheat. He’s actively engaged in various transdisciplinary and multi-institutional crew-dependent tasks, such as developing genetic approaches to safeguard yields from equally biotic and abiotic stresses.

Hosted by the UNK Office of Biology, DNA Day was founded in 2013 in honor of Doug Lund, who taught genetics for 33 years at Kearney State College or university/UNK and was instrumental in establishing immunology and molecular biology curriculum. He was recognised for his exceptional teaching means and his student-welcoming individuality and outreach.


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