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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Dyer, John M
Research Leader
(520) 316-6356
21881 North Cardon Lane

Maricopa AZ 85138

The mission of the Plant Physiology and Genetic Research Unit is to increase the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture in arid environments by developing new germplasm for both traditional and alternative crops and by improving plant responses to abiotic stresses and to changes in the global environment. Emphasis is placed on wheat, cotton, and oilseed crops used for food, fiber, and biofuels, respectively, and new crops such as guayule for production of natural rubber.

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