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CBC/RBC seminar - Dr. Rubén Rellán Álvarez, N.Carolina State Univ.

North, South, Up and Down. The genes and molecules that allow maize to move all around

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Beadle Center Room: E103
Directions: Or join by Zoom https://unl.zoom.us/j/98743475527
Meeting ID: 987 4347 5527 Passcode: 126170
Additional Info: BEAD
Contact: Diana Bonham, (402) 472-2932, dbonham2@unl.edu
Native Americans living in the southwest of Mexico domesticated maize and brought it to places as far North as the Gaspé peninsula in Canada and as high as the Sacred Valley in Cusco, Perú. During this process, maize adapted to longer days, lower temperatures, and a phenomenal diversity of environments. In this talk, I will present current knowledge about the genetic changes that allowed maize adaptation to this wide array of growing conditions and our recent results on the role of phospholipid metabolism in maize highland adaptation.

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