Metabolism regulation in detached organs. Ripening and senescence as related to pre-harvest conditions. Manipulation of the post-harvest life of perishable organs.
Environmental and endogenous control of photosynthesis and dry matter distribution in plants and ecosystems. Photosynthetic responses to abiotic stresses and pathogens
Regulation of vegetative and reproductive development. Regulatory effects of environmental and endogenous cues on plant development. Seed germination and physiology. Chemical control of growth and production.