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Scientists speak at international conference
June 30, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU scientists will present headline addresses June 28-July 1 in Mérida, Mexico at the 2008 conference of the American Society of Plant Biologists.

 

Their work ranges from the dawn of agriculture in the New World to the invention of new tools to explore the inner workings of plant genomes.

 

Ancient Maize

 

John G. Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, will kick off the conference with an update on his intriguing findings about the beginnings of maize agriculture in the New World.

 

Jones has analyzed core samples taken from lowland areas along the Gulf Coast of Mexico.

 

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