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Researchers from the U.S.D.A - Agricultural Research Service's Robert Holley Center at Cornell have developed a strain of maize with a high iron bioavailability, meaning more of the iron that is present naturally in these maize lines can be absorbed.
The Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit (PSNRU) is located at the Robert W. Holley Research Center for Agriculture and Health (RHRC) on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY.
May 30, 2012 - For the first time, the genome of the tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, has been decoded. James Giovannoni, a USDA scientist at the Holley Center, located on the campus of Cornell University, lead the U.S. tomato sequencing team.
Vegetable mutants have been used to discover novel genes for improving crops with enhanced nutritional quality and health-promoting properties
lab research uses functional genomic approaches to dissect complex traits in maize.
The Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research is located in Ithaca, NY and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Research Leader is Raymond Glahn.
Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit
USDA, ARS, RW Holley Center, 538 Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853-2901