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New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk Road

Aug 15, 2017
In collaboration with Shandong Agricultural University in China and Cornell scientists, the Fei research group at Boyce Thompson Institute has sequenced and compared genomes of 117 apple accessions. The resulting analysis, published this week in Nature Communications, reveals surprising insights into the genetic exchange that brought us today’s modern, domesticated apple, Malus domestica. Read more
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Huge Stinky Corpse Plant to Bloom – Outdoors

Jul 26, 2017
Carolus, one of Cornell's Titan arums, has broken dormancy and is preparing to bloom this summer in Minns Garden. It's believed to be the first time a Titan arum has bloomed outside in a temperate region. Read more

Symposium Showcases NYSAES Science June 23

Jun 7, 2017
Student research symposium aims to launch student-driven interdisciplinary collaboration. The entire Cornell community as well as local and regional growers and other NYSAES stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Read more