Scientist helps to reach back through centuries of cultivation to track how corn adapted to different elevations, environments

Posted by on September 19, 2016 5:10 pm
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A scientist is exploring the adaptations that have allowed corn to be cultivated in a wide range of elevations and environments across the Americas. Comparing corn varieties adapted to low elevations with those adapted to high elevations reveals some striking differences and could help plant breeders develop varieties more resistant to environmental stresses.

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