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Plant Biology

Graduate Studies

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Science

The graduate program offers training in the breadth of plant biology and in specialized topics represented by the following four research areas: cell and developmental biology; environmental and integrative biology; molecular biology, biochemistry, and genomics; and systematics and evolutionary biology. This framework allows students to conduct research on plants through the disciplines of anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, morphology, paleobotany, pathology, physiology, population biology, proteomics, systematics, systems biology, and weed science. UC Davis has one of the largest groups of plant biologists of any institution internationally. Graduate students have the opportunity to carry out research in basic and/or applied sciences in the labs of more than 60 faculty members, spanning three colleges and nine departments.

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