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Biotechnology Briefs

Purdue University scientists will receive $1.1 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to find ways to increase corn crops’ tolerance to heat, according to a Purdue news release issued March 26. The work will be done through the Mexico-based International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Working with collaborators in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, the Purdue researchers will evaluate temperate and tropical types of corn to identify genes and determine physiological mechanisms that allow them to stand up to heat and drought stresses.


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