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Limeng "Momo" Xie

Graduate Student
2408 Miller Plant Sciences
2408 Miller Plant Sciences
Research Interests:

My research interest is to study the origins of root architectures diversity in crops. By combining knowledge from biology, statistics, and computer science:

(1) I develop a computing pipeline to describe and measure the diversity of root architectures using mathematical shape descriptors.

(2) I dissect the genetic components that regulate root architectures under water-sufficient and drought conditions.

(3) I question whether the maternal effect of seed size and kin recognition of root neighbors contribute to root architecture diversity

Selected Publications:

Xie, L., Klein, P., Crosby, K., & Jifon, J. (2019). A Genotyping-by-sequencing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Map and Genetic Analysis of Root Traits in an Interspecific Tomato Population, Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 144(6), 394-404.


2018 Admission to the PhD Program in Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia, GA, USA

2016 M.S. Horticultural Science, Texas A&M University, TX, USA

2014 B.S. Agronomy, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

2012 Exchange Student, Japanese, Saga University, Kyushu, Japan

Of note:

2020 Jaworski Travel Award, Department of Plant Biology, UGA

2020 Travel Scholarship for Root Short Course, University of Florida

2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Texas Plant Protection Association

Articles Featuring Limeng "Momo" Xie

Congratulations to Limeng “Momo” Xie for being recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Student in a Crop Science Related Field by the Crop Science Society of America. Momo is a graduate student in the Bucksch lab in Plant Biology and…

The fast-forward talks are short presentations of newly emerging research and get publicly voted on by the membership of the North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN). The NAPPN Annual Conference was held at the…

Major Professor

Alexander Bucksch

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

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