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Kent Burkey

USDA Professor

Crop and Soil Sciences Department, NC State


Dr. Burkey’s graduate training was in plant biochemistry. He has conducted research on photosynthesis, studying the effects of light and genotype on several chloroplast proteins (chlorophyll-protein complexes, plastocyanin, ATP synthetase, Rubisco). Currently as a member of the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit, Dr. Burkey conducts air pollution and climate change research to determine impacts of ozone, carbon dioxide, and temperature on agricultural crops and natural vegetation.


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