Crop Adaptation Lab
Welcome to the lab website of Geoff Morris
Colorado State University | Soil & Crop Sciences
Fanna's paper identifying a novel pleiotropic drought tolerance locus published in Plant Direct
The rapid evolutionary rescue of sorghum after the global aphid outbreak depended on a half century of germplasm sharing —and led to rapid development of global marker technology to combat the aphid - Science Advances
Jacques and colleagues map the genetics of drought tolerance in the field in Africa, and find that staygreen genes and novel loci underlie drought adaptation in West Africa - The Plant Genome
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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