Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia
Caption: McSteen and Durbak found that boron plays an integral role in development and reproduction in corn plants. Scientists anticipate that understanding how corn uses the nutrient can help farmers make informed decisions in boron deficient areas and improve crop yields.
Credit: Roger Meissen, Bond Life Sciences Center
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