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Caption for September 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Biofuel Prospects With Prairie Perennials." ARS geneticist Sarah Hake and University of California-Berkeley colleague George Chuck study juvenile traits of corngrass. They have found that inserting a specific Corngrass gene into switchgrass keeps it in its juvenile form.

Caption for November 2008 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Corngrass: Youthful Plant Harbors Prized Genes." George Chuck and Sarah Hake, plant molecular geneticists at the Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, are studying corngrass’s juvenile characteristics. They are holding a root-covered stem that has been propagated in the pot to the left.

 

Photo by Peggy Greb.


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Last Modified: 9/4/2012