Dr. Praveen Saxena is the founder and director of GRIPP and manages the institute’s research activities. For over 20 years, his Plant Cell Technology Laboratory (PCTL) at the University of Guelph has focused on investigating the mechanisms which direct in
GRIPPs Research Program on American Elm and Devotion to Conserving Wildlife Featured by National Post
The elm was, for more than a century, was the tree of choice for many Canadian cities. When Dutch elm disease decimated tree canopies from the 1940s into the 1980s, the Canadian urban landscape was transformed.
Scientists at the University of Guelph are cloning elm trees they believe are resistant to Dutch elm disease, a fungus that has devastated the North American elm tree population
Since arriving in North America from Europe in 1930, Dutch elm disease has wiped out 95 per cent of this continent’s population of American elms, the immense and towering trees that, particularly in the U.S., once provided shady relief to
Scientists at the University of Guelph have found a way to successfully clone American elm trees that have survived repeated epidemics of their biggest killer -- Dutch elm disease. The breakthrough, published March 29 in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research,
The American elm was once among the most beloved and recognizable of trees, a stately giant whose towering height and cathedral-like canopy of leaves made it a favourite to line city streets across North America. But the elms, which once numbered