University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois At Urbana - Champaign

Plant Breeding / Genetics / Cytogenetics


Department of Bioengineering 1270 DCL, MC 278

801 South Wright Street

Urbana, IL 61802

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Plant Breeding / Genetics / Cytogenetics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our plant breeding programs in maize, soybeans, and small grains are an integral part of efforts to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly agricultural production systems. Plant breeders seek to improve varieties and genetic stocks for grain quality, yielding ability, and resistance to diseases and insect pests; to maintain and evaluate diversity of genetic stocks; and to develop special use varieties of species such as soybean with improved seed composition for food use or corn with high and low protein or oil contents and higher levels of vitamin E.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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