Rice is the world's second-biggest cereal crop, and it's the most important for human consumption. Yet in a vast majority of rice operations, a harmful copycat sits right in plain sight, sucking up nutrients and infuriating farmers.
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) has named Washington University in St. Louis’ Richard Vierstra a fellow of ASPB. Vierstra is the George and Charmaine M. Mallinckrodt Professor in Arts & Sciences.
David Kirk, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences, works to improve evolution education for students. He leads the Institute for School Partnership’s annual Darwin Day celebration for K-12 teachers, which will be Saturday, Feb. 11.