Rightmire Hall is also the home of the Center for Applied Plant Sciences, a joint initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
The seed area includes a laboratory, two humidity-controlled rooms for seed handling, four large growth chambers utilized for growing plants, three dry cold rooms in two locations for seed storage, and two -20C freezers off-site for long-term backup seed storage.
The DNA laboratory equipment includes a Biomek 3000 liquid handling robot, two incubators, and two laminar flow hoods. DNA stocks are stored in ten ultra-low freezers in three locations, and in a walk-in cold room.
ABRC occupies five greenhouse rooms in the Center for Applied Plant Sciences Support Facility, which also houses numerous growth chambers and freezers, a large cold room, and a large preparation room.