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Adapting with a Little Help from Jumping Genes
Long lambasted as junk DNA or genomic parasites, transposable elements turn out to be contributors to adaptation.
Adapting with a Little Help from Jumping Genes
Adapting with a Little Help from Jumping Genes

Long lambasted as junk DNA or genomic parasites, transposable elements turn out to be contributors to adaptation.

Long lambasted as junk DNA or genomic parasites, transposable elements turn out to be contributors to adaptation.

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Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2019 | 8 min read
This University of California, Davis, botanist studies the genes that regulate plant anatomy.
Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | May 3, 2018 | 1 min read
By combining alleles involved in plant height, an agricultural scientist has grown the world’s tallest cornstalk, breaking his own record set in 2017.
Amélie Gaudin studies how plants survive harsh environments
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017 | 3 min read
The UC Davis agroecologist grew up on a farm and now works to help farmers grow more resilient crops.
45 Feet High and Rising
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017 | 1 min read
Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.
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