Reid G. Palmer

Affiliate Professor
rpalmer@iastate.edu


Office: G301 AGRON
Phone: (515) 294-7378
Fax: 5152942299



1) Reproductive Biology: Our objectives are to understand the plant and insect pollinator attraction/reward traits that contribute to cross-pollination, and to identify and map plant traits that contribute to agronomic performance of hybrids. 2) Mutable (Unstable) Loci: Our objective is to identify and characterize mutable loci using classical genetics, and to collaborate with molecular geneticists to understand the action of these mutable loci. 3) Genome Fluidity: Our objective is to identify and characterize de novo variation (phenotype) using classical genetics, and to collaborate with developmental and molecular geneticists to understand the mechanism(s) that trigger de novo variation.