Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
University of California
Seed Biotechnology Center

Welcome to the SBC



The mission of the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) is to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefit.

News and Updates

May 2016

Carrots_Allen article

Dr. Allen Van Deynze, SBC Director of Research, and a team of researchers succeed at identifying the full genetic code of the carrot to help improve crops. Read more.

This article was also featured in Seed World Daily.


March 2016

Kent and Alfred

SBC's Director, Dr. Kent Bradford and researchers discover a gene blocking lettuce germination that also regulates flowering time. Read more

This article was also featured in Seed World, American Vegetable Grower, SeedQuest, and the Davis Enterprise.

January 2016

Kent IMG_7111

Two plant sciences professors — Kent Bradford and Gurdev Khush are among Seed World magazine’s picks for its list of the 100 most transformational men and women in the seed industry in the last 100 years. Read more.

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Kent Bradford highlighted in Seed World magazine, September 2015

featured in 
Seed World Magazine
Two plant sciences professors-- Kent Bradford and Gurdev Khush are among  SEED WORLD magazines's picks for its list of 100 most transformational men and women in the seed industry in the last 100 years.

2014 Annual Report

SBC Celebrates 15 years!

Annual Report 2014 Cover


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