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Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!

By The Scientist Staff | May 3, 2018

By combining alleles involved in plant height, an agricultural scientist has grown the world’s tallest cornstalk, breaking his own record set in 2017.

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image: Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall

Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2017

A plant breeder succeeds in growing a huge maize plant thanks to a known mutation and a few environmental tricks.

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image: Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics

Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2016

A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.

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Finding Phenotypes

By Edyta Zielinska | April 1, 2012

Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.

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Mobile DNA Makes Transcription Stumble

By Sabrina Richards | February 27, 2012

Researchers show that retrotransposons can influence phenotypic variation by triggering early transcription termination.

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