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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Biological Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department of Plant Biology

PI: Nathan M. Springer, Associate Fellow

Maize Epigenomic Variation

These researchers are studying variation among different inbred lines of maize. They have been profiling structural variation in the genome of different maize lines and expression differences among genotypes. They are now profiling the distribution of epigenetic marks throughout the genomes of different individuals. A long-term goal of this group is to understand the contributions of epigenetic changes and structural changes to phenotypic variation within a species. Most of their datasets are relatively large and they use MSI resources to analyze and visualize these datasets.

Group Members

Steven Eichten, Graduate Student
William Haun, Graduate Student
Summer St. Pierre, Graduate Student
Ruth Swanson-Wagner, Research Associate