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Danilo D. Fernando
Danilo D. Fernando
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
State University of New York

Research Interests:

My research focuses on the reproductive development of plants, particularly woody species (both gymnosperms and angiosperms). Specifically, my lab is interested in elucidating the mechanisms of male sterility, pollen tube development and gamete formation using histological, genetic, and molecular approaches. I am also interested in the manipulations of reproductive structures for genetic improvement and biotechnology.

Current major projects in my lab include: 1) cloning, identification and characterization of secretory proteins involved in loblolly pine pollen tube wall development, and 2) comparative genomics and molecular evolution of male gametophytes in seed plants.