UC Riverside geneticists to study how plants adapt to a changing environment

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 16:30 in Biology & Nature

Transposable elements (TEs) – DNA sequences that move from one location in the genome to another – are abundant in plants and animals, evolve rapidly and promote the evolution of the genome. What role they play in how plants generate the diversity needed to adapt to a changing climate is the focus of a study at the University of California, Riverside being funded by a nearly $4.8 million five-year National Science Foundation grant.

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