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ABEL, CRAIG A
Research Leader
craig.abel@ars.usda.gov
(515) 294-8614
CORN INSECTS AND CROP GENETICS RESEARCH UNIT
102 GENETICS LABORATORY, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Ames IA 50011

Mission:
The mission of the Unit is adapting, developing, and using the latest molecular techniques to 1) develop strategies for genetic and genomic improvements of adapted and exotic corn germplasm; 2) develop basic understandings of the soybean genome via genetic and cytogenetic analyses; 3) elucidate molecular mechanisms of interactions between cereal pathogens and their hosts; 4) develop environmentally sound strategies to manage pest insects of corn; and 5) advance the science of bioinformatics to better understand the complex gene interactions within barley, soybean, and corn.

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