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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.
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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.

ABOVE: Modified from © istock.com, artacet

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Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2019
This University of California, Davis, botanist studies the genes that regulate plant anatomy.
Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!
The Scientist Staff, 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.
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
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017
Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.