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The UC Davis agroecologist grew up on a farm and now works to help farmers grow more resilient crops.

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45 Feet High and Rising

By | April 24, 2017

Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.

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Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall

By | 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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The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researcher links complex traits to the genes that underlie them.

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2015

Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.

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Corn Chronicle

By | January 8, 2015

A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.

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Genome Digest

By | August 27, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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In Evolution's Garden

By | June 1, 2013

Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.

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