green foxtail Credit: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Field of Setaria viridis growing in western Nebraska. In the current issue of Nature Plants, Huang and colleagues use Setaria viridis to identify the inflorescence mutant, sparse panicle 1. A mutation in the maize ortholog conditions a very similar panicle defect, demonstrating the utility of S. viridis for gene discovery in the panicoids.

Danforth Center scientists discover gene that influences grain yield

Deep sequencing affects food and bioenergy crops.

Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels have discovered a gene that influences grain yield in grasses related to food crops.

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