UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty
Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.
Erica Corral, assistant professor in the department of materials science and engineering, is the first UA researcher chosen for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator Program. Her work could help hypersonic vehicles go on longer missions in more extreme conditions.
The remains of more than 6,000 individuals are held by the Arizona State Museum. John McClelland manages the collections and helps coordinate the return of bones belonging to American Indians to their tribes for reburial.