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Image of the Day: A-maize-ing!
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.
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.
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.
Mobile DNA Makes Transcription Stumble
Sabrina Richards | Feb 27, 2012
Researchers show that retrotransposons can influence phenotypic variation by triggering early transcription termination.