Crop Adaptation Lab
Welcome to the lab website of Geoff Morris
Colorado State University | Soil & Crop Sciences
Parallel tuning of plant height via differential splicing Brachytic1 in smallholder sorghum and commercial maize, in New Phytologist
Genomic and phenomic-enabled breeding of chilling tolerance, including an practical primer on population genomics for marker development, in G3
Our research & development program
Our mission is to understand and improve crop adaptation. We use quantitative genomics to dissect and select adaptive traits. We use a goal-directed hypothesis-driven approach integrating evolutionary genetics, crop modeling, and molecular breeding.
We focus on the most important cereal crops for the world's drylands — sorghum, pearl millet, and wheat. Sorghum is a global food, feed, and biomass crop — a critical climate-resilient crop of drylands worldwide, from smallholder plots in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti to commercial farms in the U.S. Great Plains and beyond.
Team and community
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