Alumni Trivia

The monthly alumni trivia question gives alumni and friends an opportunity to test their U of M knowledge. Are you up for the challenge?

December alumni trivia question:

“We’re talking about identifying one gene out of 60,000 genes,” said James Anderson, University agronomy and plant genetics professor and researcher on the project. “It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.”

In November, University of Minnesota researchers helped over 100 universities nationwide and in China clone a gene resistant to what disease? 

a) Barley Yellow Dwarf
b) Black Chaff
c) Crown and Root Rot
d) Fusarium Head Blight (Scab)

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Curious about last month's trivia? Check out November's trivia question and answer