Genetics of how corn can adapt faster to new climates

Source: Science Daily

Researchers have decoded the genetic map for how maize from tropical environments can be adapted to the temperate US summer growing season. They believe that if they can expand the genetic base by using exotic varieties, they might be able to counter stresses such as emerging diseases and drought associated with growing corn in a changing climate.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200221160739.htm