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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: Researchers will look for the genes that drive drought tolerance in Setaria viridis, a grass that is closely related to corn and to biofuel feedstocks such as Miscanthus and switchgrass.
Credit: Public domain image by Christiaan Sepp (1853)
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