School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Bombarely's lab focuses on the genome sequencing, annotation and analysis of floriculture crops such as petunia (Petunia axillaris and P. inflata) and gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa), and in the model species Nicotiana benthamiana (a Solanaceae used for plant pathogen interaction studies). Dr. Bombarely researches the origin and genome evolution of polyploid species and the impact of the domestication process of these species, especially in genes with important agronomical traits.
Genomics, Bioinformatics, Polyploidy, Plant Evolution and Domestication
216 Latham Hall
220 Ag Quad Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24061