Robert L. Houtz

Department Chair

Department of Horticulture
University of Kentucky
401D Plant Science Building
Lexington KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-1982
(859) 257-2859
I am a Horticulturist who studies post-translational processing of the large and small subunits of Rubisco. My laboratory has cloned and patented several of the methyltransferase genes responsible for methylation of the large and small subunits. We are trying to manipulate these gene sequences to, ultimately, increase Rubisco activity and/or stability, thus leading to increases in plant productivity and yield.