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Controlled plant growth facilities

Controlled plant growth facilities


The Geoffrey Pope building is home to a total 54mof controlled environment plant growth space, which is divided between four walk-in grow rooms and a number of individually programmable free standing cabinets located within the plant science laboratories. These facilities are used for the propagation and growth of high quality plant material for both teaching and research projects throughout Biosciences. The controlled growth space supports various aspects of research, including molecular plant pathology, cell biology, biochemistry and genetics. A range of plants are grown including important cereals such as wheat, rice and barley, plus the model plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana benthamiana.


The facility is supported by Plant Growth Facilities Manager Dr Nasser Trissi.