Engineering researchers study corn root growth under nitrogen-poor conditions

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Rajib Saha, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Niaz Bahar Chowdhury have created a genome-scale metabolic model for the corn root to study its nitrogen-use efficiency under nitrogen stress conditions. (University Communication photo)
Rajib Saha, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Niaz Bahar Chowdhury have created a genome-scale metabolic model for the corn root to study its nitrogen-use efficiency under nitrogen stress conditions. (University Communication photo)

Nebraska Engineering researchers Rajib Saha and Niaz Bahar Chowdhury are studying how corn roots adapt to insufficient nitrogen, with an eye toward making genetic tweaks that might increase, or at least maintain, plant growth and yields without excessive application of fertilizer.





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