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  • Corn genetic heritage the strongest driver of chemical defenses against munching bugs

    Research Team

    Researchers, from left, U. of I. entomology professor Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D. candidate Sierra Raglin, and natural resources and environmental sciences professor Angela Kent compared how different corn varieties responded to chewing insects in the presence of a soil bacterium.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Angela Kent, email

    To reach Esther Ngumbi, email

    To reach Sierra Raglin, email

    The paper “Herbivory protection via volatile organic compounds is influenced by maize genotype, not Bacillus altitudinus-enriched bacterial communities” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.826635