Max Jones was featured in an interesting article on atGuelph today. Earlier this year, Dr. A. Maxwell Jones officially assumed the position of Assistant Professor, Integrated Plant Production Systems for Vegetatively Propagated Horticulture Species, at the GRIPP (Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation) within our Department.
Max's primary research interest is to better understand why some plants are recalcitrant and to develop new approaches to establish integrated plant production systems. The atGuelph article highlights his research on fungal disease that has led elm trees nearly to extinction across North America was . Max is looking to find efficient, effective ways to manipulate these species and repopulate towns and forests with native elms and other plants threatened by disease organisms.
See the whole story here http://news.uoguelph.ca/2014/10/research-aims-to-create-disease-resistan...