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The evolution of Maize is more complex than thought

MaizeNew evidence reveals that the evolution of Maize in South America is more complex than initially thought, and there was a further geographical area in which partial domestication occurred in the Southwest Amazon - according to an international collaboration of researchers including the School of Life Sciences, and published in the journal Science.

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as_rgb_silver_award_copy.jpgThe School of Life Sciences has been recognised for its commitment to Athena SWAN in the achievement of a Silver Award in 2018.

"Athena SWAN is a central component of our culture and working practice and we continue to champion the development of a science department that provides collegiality and transparency to ensure equal opportunities for all"
Head of School, Professor Lorenzo Frigerio

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We are working with industrial partners and policy makers to understand the persistence of pollutants in soil and water to reduce their environmental impact.

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