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Biology

Rosemary Ford

Associate Professor of Biology; Decker Professor in the Natural Sciences
Education
  • B.S., New Mexico State University, 1971
  • M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1976
  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1981
Teaching

General Biology II Honors

Plant Biology

Biotechnology

Genetics

Research Program Summary

Many secrets of plant evolution can be found in their DNA sequences. I study two classes of sequences found in native Rhododendron called Gypsy and Copia. Another aspect of my research is looking at fungi that live symbiotically in these same plants. Surprisingly, many species of fungi live within their bright green leaves.

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