The institute maintains leadership in many promising fields of genetics, breeding, cell and molecular biology, evolutionary and physiological genetics
, systems biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine.
In studies reported in the 2009 book Petunia: Evolutionary, Developmental, and Physiological Genetics
, the scientists indicate that the technique can be used to study as many as five independent genes in a single experiment.
of the dominant gibberellin-nonresponsive maize dwarfs, Dwarf8 and Dwarf9.