Close-up of Brachypodium Plant

Close-up of Brachypodium Plant

Brachypodium plants that have received water are lush and green, while those grown under drought conditions have not flourished.

This comparison of Brachypodium plants shows two sets of plants with the same gene variations. Researchers stopped watering the tray on the left to compare it to its counterpart on the right, which was watered throughout. "We want to serve as a resource of information to farmers and crop breeders so they can make informed decisions about what kinds of crops to grow," says project lead Charles Anderson.

IMAGE: Michelle Bixby