University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Testing the water for bioenergy crops

Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than ...

Aug 29, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 6 | with audio podcast

A new source of maize hybrid vigor

Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber think they may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize. They ...

Jun 28, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast