UKCEH GroDome facility (Wallingford)

The purpose of the UKCEH GroDome Facility is to enable controlled experimental studies of a wide range of organisms and pathogens. The space available in the GroDome allows larger experiments than could be contained in controlled environment rooms, and the GroDome environment is better suited to insect survival. Along with studies looking at the effect of environmental changes on plant growth and development, the GroDome is used to study the relationships between plants, disease (eg. viruses and fungi) and the vectors of the disease.