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CAFNR researcher finds ties between algae and corn that could shed new light on drought performance

Most Missouri farmers and agribusiness professionals probably do not spend too much time thinking about algae, aquatic organisms that live in water. When it comes to enhancing drought performance of major crops, though, John Boyer does. Upon arriving on the University of Missouri campus in 2015 as a Distinguished Research Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, Boyer began comparing the findings for…