Queen's University,Kingston, Ontario, Canada






Cryptolaemus larva - biocontrol agent used in the Conservatory for mealybug control



Built in 1997, the Queen's University Phytotron includes 6 climate-controlled greenhouse compartments (zones), 26 environmental growth chambers, a prep room and a lab. Environmental control systems enable users to maintain precise conditions for plant research and other biological applications.

We currently support 10 principle investigators and 7 undergraduate laboratory courses. Visits to our Conservatory can be arranged through the Manager.


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 Dale Kristensen, Phytotron Manager
5603 Biosciences Bldg, Dept. of Biology drk1@queensu.ca


Project Highlights:

Phytoremediation : Dr. Dan Lefebvre's lab is studying heavy metal uptake in willows and poplars

Genetic Control of Plant Development: Dr. Sharon Regan's lab is investigating genetic expression in poplars, Arabidopsis and potato.

Plant Metabolism: Dr. Bill Plaxton's lab is investigating plant metabolism using a variety of species including Castor Bean, soybean, and Arabidopsis.

Plant Evolution : Dr. Chris Eckert's lab is investigating factors influencing self-fertilization and floral morphology in limited populations.

Plant Stress and Cellular Response : Dr. Wayne Snedden's lab is studying plant cell response to abiotic stressors.

Zooplankton Communities : Dr. Bill Nelson's lab is investigating factors influencing the ecology and development of zooplankton communities..

Space Request Forms
Please see our Forms and Fees page if you wish to reserve space at our facility.

Website Updates
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 Zygopetalum crinitum

last updated Nov 2008