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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2390-1

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Image Number D2390-1

Maize faces pressure from insects and pathogens in the field. ARS researchers are investigating the protective role of maize phytoalexins against both types of attacking organisms. Here, a corn earworm feeds on a corn cob infected with corn smut (blue kernels).


Photo by Eric Schmelz.

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Last Modified: 12/21/2011