The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Plant Sciences consists of the following divisions:

  • Botany,
  • Plant Breeding and
  • Plant Pathology.

These divisions are multi-disciplined and cover plant-related teaching subjects and research. Some subjects of interest include:

  • molecular biology,
  • chromosome studies,
  • molecular plant breeding (protein quality),
  • conventional plant breeding
  • physiology and biochemistry,
  • plant pathogens,
  • ecology,
  • ecophysiology,
  • taxonomy,
  • ultrastructure and many more.

Students and researchers have access to the most modern laboratories and scientific equipment.

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Faculty Manager: Mrs Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Mrs Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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