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Spring 2022


Why is understanding stress response in maize so important?

  • Maize, along with rice and wheat, provide at least 30% of calories to over 4.5 billion people
  • Increases in flooding events has heavily impacted natural vegetation and crop production
  • Combinatorial stresses, particularly flooding and herbivory, remain understudied for both modern and ancient verities of maize
  • Ancient maize may be a superior genetic resource for flood-tolerant corn


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Research featured in this poster has been conducted in cooperation with the Department of Entomology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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