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VIDEO: Harvest Prep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzpEI9mcpKg Taking the time to make sure the multitude of supplies are ready to go before harvest begins is one of the ways researchers Shannon King and Cheyenne Becker ensure field season success for the Roots in Drought team. It can take up to one month...

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Video: An a-MAIZE-ing Snack

https://youtu.be/oAyccwAo9Xs In August 2018, members of the Roots in Drought team attended a workshop in China. During their travels, they were able to partake in many different cuisines from all across the regions of China. One of the flavors that stuck out the most was the...

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Seeing the Science

How Sidharth Sen is programming the future of data visualization By Marlee Baldridge * Imagine if every time you played a video game, you were unable to save. You might spend hours playing up to a certain point, before a dumb mistake or impossible “boss” sent you...

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Field Research

As the world tentatively begins to reopen from a three-month long COVID-19 quarantine, some people are hopeful life can jump back to normal. However, in the agriculture research realm, the setbacks of COVID-19 will have consequences long surpassing quarantine.  [caption id="attachment_1046" align="alignleft" width="708"] Researchers plant flags...

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WHAT IS MULTI-OMICS? HOW WILL IT HELP US?

And what the heck is a metabolome? By Michelle Lumpkins & Marlee Baldridge **** Biochemical processes are extremely complex. The Roots in Drought plant scientists are unraveling this complexity using a new method called multi-omics to analyze patterns in plant genes, proteins, and metabolomics (base chemicals). This...

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The Roots in Drought Grant: An Oral History

In March 2016, an interdisciplinary group from across the Mizzou campus received exciting news. After three attempts, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded these researchers a $4.2 million grant to study how drought impacts the growth of nodal roots in corn.  “We just kept grinding away....

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