Abel, Craig A
CORN INSECTS AND CROP GENETICS RESEARCH UNIT
102 GENETICS LABORATORY, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Ames IA 50011
The mission of the Unit is adapting, developing, and using the latest molecular techniques to 1) develop strategies for genetic and genomic improvements of adapted and exotic corn germplasm; 2) develop basic understandings of the soybean genome via genetic and cytogenetic analyses; 3) elucidate molecular mechanisms of interactions between cereal pathogens and their hosts; 4) develop environmentally sound strategies to manage pest insects of corn; and 5) advance the science of bioinformatics to better understand the complex gene interactions within barley, soybean, and corn.