Seed Biotechnology Center


Heather L. Merk, The Ohio State University

Allen Van Deynze, University of California, Davis

This page is an aggregate of material for Seedquest that was developed by the Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis. The content is organized by topic: germplasm resources, variety development, seed production, storage and conservation, and commercialization.

Seed Biotechnology Center homepage. Screenshot Credit: Heather Merk, The Ohio State University.

The Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis has a mission to “mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefit.” Guided by this mission statement, the Seed Biotechnology Center developed The Plant Breeding Academy and created educational content for SeedQuest. Some of this content is aggregated by topics in the same order it is presented on SeedQuest. Click on a topic for summaries of the relevant subtopics and links to SeedQuest.

External Links

  • Seed Biotechnology Center [Online]. UC┬áDavis Department of Plant Sciences. Available at: (verified 13 Dec 2010).
  • SeedQuest [Online]. SeedQuest. Available at: (verified 13 Dec 2010).
  • The Plant Breeding Academy [Online]. UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. Available at: (verified 3 Feb 2011).

Funding Statement

Development of this page was supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project, agreement 2009-85606-05673, administered by Michigan State University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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