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The Power of Flowers: Research Sprouts a Closer Look at Sunflower Genetics

January 19, 2012

biology graphic A Kansas State University biology professor has two major research projects that involve evolutionary change in sunflowers, the state flower of Kansas. He studies naturally occurring species to try and understand the genetic basis of natural variation. Full Story

Kansas State University

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