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Soy-genes: Breeding the soybeans of tomorrow

MU Professor of Plant Science Grover Shannon breeds soybeans to find useful traits, such as drought resistance.
When most MU scientists look for drought-resistant traits in soybeans, they do so in the lab using seedlings under carefully controlled conditions.

When they find something interesting, they see if Grover Shannon can replicate it in the sandy, drought-prone fields near his Portageville office in Missouri’s Bootheel.

[Mizzou Mag]