Sherry Kitto


  • Education PhD l984 Purdue University, Horticulture
    Dissertation: In Vitro Production of Seeds by Encapsulation of Asexual Embryos
  • MS l980 University of Florida, Fruit Crops
    Thesis: In Vitro Propagation of Citrus Rootstocks
  • BS l972 Waynesburg College, Biology, cum laude.

Current Courses

  • Current Courses PLSC 455 Issues in Plant and Soil Sciences


  • Plant tissue culture: 1) development of propagation protocols for plants native to the eastern temperate U.S., 2) development of transformed crops for functional genomic studies (joint research projects)
Professional Activities

  • Tissue Culture Association (TCA)
  • American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)
  • The International Plant Propagators’ Society
  • Perennial Plant Association

Recent Publications

S.L.Kitto, L. G. Griffiths and J. Pesek. 2003. A Long-term Study of Knowledge, Risk and Ethics for Students Enrolled in an Introductory Biotechnology Course. J. Anim Sci. 81:1348-1353.
Santamaria, Luisa, Robert Mulrooney, S.L. Kitto. 2004. Screening for root-knot nematode response in somaclonal variants of Solanum quitoense Lam.,  Nematropica 2004 June, v. 34, no. 1, p. 73-82.


Contact Information
Sherry Kitto


Plant and Soil Sciences
137 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1382
Fax number: (302) 831-0605