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Welcome

Dr. Rex Bernardo is Professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. He and his graduate students:

  1. Discover new ways of breeding corn (maize)
  2. Breed new kinds of corn

This work involves theoretical studies, computer simulation, molecular marker analysis, and field experiments. The Bernardo group explores how to best use cheap and abundant DNA fingerprints in maize improvement, and investigates diverse maize lines and populations to enhance the current hybrids grown in the U.S. Corn Belt.