Corn Root-Lab Study-002

Corn Root-Lab Study-002

Corn Root-Kathleen Brown Lab

Plant biologist Kathleen Brown and graduate student Molly Hanlon examine a plate of seedlings in the Roots Lab. Planting a combination of crop varieties that thrive under different conditions could shield farmers in poor areas from total disaster. "That can mean the difference between starvation and eating," Brown says.

IMAGE: Patrick Mansell