Dr. Xingbo Wu
Assistant Professor - Ornamental breeding, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics
Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor at Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, FL. He received training on plant breeding and genetics of horticultural crops and expanded the research into plant genomics and bioinformatics. The overall goal of the tropical ornamental breeding program is to breed new cultivars that will not only have elite traits to meet the industry needs, but also fit into the sustainable agriculture system that impose minimum impact to the environment. The program will utilize conventional approaches such as hybridization, mutation and ploidy manipulation to generate new traits, and take advantage of modern techniques to develop genetic and genomic resources to increase the breeding efficiency of ornamental plants. The extension component of this program is to support the ornamental industry with research-based information that can be used for decision-making.
18905 SW 280 St.
Homestead, FL 33031-3314