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Bala Rathinasabapathi
Bala Rathinasabapathi, Ph.D.
Bala Rathinasabapathi

My research program is involved in exploring the genetic and biochemical basis for crop tolerance to abiotic stress. We investigate heat tolerance and oxidative stress tolerance in a variety of crops and model plants. I also lead a program to breed improved varieties of peppers - especially for fruit qualities and antioxidant phytochemicals. My teaching program deals with vegetable crops - their origin, significance, value and production methods at the undergraduate level and biochemistry and plant breeding at the graduate level.

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  • Email: brath@ufl.edu
  • Phone: 352-273-4847
  • Address: 2247 Fifield Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-0690

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