Plants comprise the major portion of the human diet, and improving their elemental nutrient content can greatly affect human health. The presentation will discuss what factors influence elemental composition of crops such as soybean and corn, and how it can be improved.
Dr. Ivan Baxter is an associate member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St Louis, MO. His research uses high throughput elemental profiling to measure composition of multiple chemical elements simultaneously and determines various genetic and environmental factors that influence nutrition.
Sponsored by: Department of Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry