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Faculty member at Morningside College co-authors chapter in book

April 11, 2014, in Biology, Latest News

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Anthony Kern, associate professor of biology at Morningside College, co-authored a chapter recently published in the book “Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources.”

Kern co-authored the chapter “Maintaining Food Value of Wild Rice (Zizania palustris L.) Using Comparative Genomics” with faculty members from the University of Minnesota. The chapter explains how the researchers used genetic information from rice to understand the genetics and breeding of wild rice. Their primary goal was to breed wild rice to make it easier to harvest.

Kern joined the faculty in 2012 after serving 10 years on the faculty of Northland College in Ashland, Wis. During his time at Northland, he served as president of the Northland College Faculty Council, and he received a faculty merit award for outstanding research and scholarship. Kern has a doctorate in plant genetics from Montana State University in Bozeman.

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