Shutian Tao, is a visiting scholar from P. R. China. He is doing his
Ph.D. degree on peroxidase role in lignin biosynthesis which induces formation
of stone cells and reduces fruit quality in pear (pyrus), at the
under the supervision of professor
Shaoling Zhang .
Presently, he is working at the
Fruit Breeding and Physiology laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Shahrokh
Khanizadeh, at Horticultural Research and Development Center of Agriculture and
on the relationship between the selected
antioxidants content and incidence of the grey mould (Botrytis cinerea)
on strawberry fruit. The goal is to develop a technique to select for fruit
quality, shelf life while increasing the disease resistance.
Shutian Tao & Carmen Beldica
- harvesting the raspberries