Hank Bass

Navigating the corn maze: FSU researchers develop technique to map out ‘light switches’ of maize genome

Getting a full understanding of how genes are regulated is a major goal of scientists worldwide. Now, a Florida State University professor and his research partners have developed a technique that can map out nearly all of the likely regulatory switches across a genome. That knowledge could prove critical for the agriculture field where scientists […]

FSU workshop on maize genome profiling leads to new study on corn flowering

A genomic mapping technique developed in part at Florida State University has played a crucial role in a new study aimed at understanding growth in corn, a major U.S. crop. Professor of Biological Science Hank Bass and colleagues at FSU have refined the technique, called chromatin sensitivity profiling, over the past decade. They used it […]

FSU research facility opens doors to public to see mutants of maize

A Florida State University research facility is home to about 100 types of maize, and now, scientists are inviting the public to come explore this living museum. At the FSU Biological Science Research Facility, visitors can take a self-guided tour through the fields to view the many mutants growing there. You can find 6-inch dwarf […]