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Articles Tagged with greenhouse

Between the Pistil and the Pollen

An interview with Bruce McClure, Professor, Biochemistry

Solving intellectual puzzles is a rewarding activity for Bruce McClure, MU Professor of Biochemistry, as he seeks to unravel the mystery of plant mating. If McClure and his team of researchers can crack the code and understand how breeding barriers work within plants, they will be one step closer to their goal of “making the world better through agriculture.”

Audio and Video Tagged with greenhouse

McClure’s Greenhouse

From an interview with Bruce McClure, Professor, Biochemistry

McClure shows us his greenhouse and demonstrates how to pollinate a plant.

The Problem with Plants

From an interview with Bruce McClure, Professor, Biochemistry

The main challenge, says McClure, is keeping his plants healthy and happy. The sleeping bag he keeps in his office is evidence of the constant worry that accompanies his work. If somebody doesn’t show up to water the plants, he warns, “you come back and the greenhouse is toast, and in many cases the plants I’ve got are irreplaceable.”