Andrea Eveland, Ph.D.

Andrea Eveland, Ph.D.

Inflorescence architecture, e.g. the number, length and angle of branches and flowers, is a primary determinant of yield, regulating seed number and harvesting ability.

Assistant Member and Principal Investigator
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

  • Keywords:
    Inflorescence architecture, cereal crops

  • Research:  Inflorescence architecture, e.g. the number, length and angle of branches and flowers, is a primary determinant of yield, regulating seed number and harvesting ability.  Cereal crops display a diverse array of architectures in their inflorescences, which are fundamentally derived from variations on a common, grass-specific morphology.  Research in the Eveland lab leverages this diversity among species, as well as that within a species resulting from natural variation or genetic perturbation (mutant alleles), to understand the gene networks controlling inflorescence development in grasses.