Highly Productive Corn has Reduced Ability to Adapt
Does acclimating to particular locations change a plant’s ability to adapt to new or stressful environments? University of Wisconsin-Madison led a team of researchers, including some from the University of Arizona, who found that the corn genome has undergone a high degree of selection – for example, genes that contribute to high yield in the environment of a particular location may have a reduced ability to respond in other environments.
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