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Kelly Dawe and national team publish an a-maize-ing set of corn genomes

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 5:21pm
Kelly Dawe

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Dawe, UGA Athletic Association Professor in Plant Biology for his groundbreaking paper just published in the Aug 6 issue of Science!

The research team co-led by Dawe published a staggering number of 26 corn genomes, which will form the foundation for a better understanding of what genetic mechanisms account for crop traits prized by farmers and will allow plant scientists to select genes likely to improve crop yield and/or stress tolerance.

Co-authors include Plant Biology alumni William A. Ricci and Na Wang – congrats!

See the full UGA Today article for more information.

The research article was published on Aug 6th in Science: link.


UGA Athletic Association Professor, Plant Biology; Genetics

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