Maize
Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!
Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!
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.
Bt Corn Associated with Higher Yields, Less Insecticide Use in Neighboring Fields
Bt Corn Associated with Higher Yields, Less Insecticide Use in Neighboring Fields
Shawna Williams | Mar 13, 2018
An analysis of 40 years of data also finds declines in pest populations after the introduction of the GM crop.
Amélie Gaudin studies how plants survive harsh environments
Amélie Gaudin studies how plants survive harsh environments
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
The UC Davis agroecologist grew up on a farm and now works to help farmers grow more resilient crops.
45 Feet High and Rising
45 Feet High and Rising
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017
Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.
Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall
Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2017
A plant breeder succeeds in growing a huge maize plant thanks to a known mutation and a few environmental tricks.
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2017
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researcher links complex traits to the genes that underlie them.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2015
Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.
Corn Chronicle
Corn Chronicle
Molly Sharlach | Jan 8, 2015
A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 27, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
In Evolution's Garden
In Evolution's Garden
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2013
Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.