Plant breeding faculty, staff, and students at The Ohio State University develop plant varieties for a wide range of crop species. Phenotyping is a key component of the development of new varities. Our facilities within the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science along with other resources across campus allow researchers to efficiently phenotype their crop for various traits of interest.
Nucleotide sequence and genotypic data facilitate plant selection as well as basic genetic analyses. Core facilities at OSU, such as the MCIC support our genotyping and sequencing needs.