Glass vials of wheat germ preserved from the laboratory of MU's Ernest Robert (Ernie) Sears, 1910 - 1991, National Academy of Sciences member and giant in the world of wheat genetics. Together with his wife, Lotti, herself a groundbreaking geneticist, Sears' work, according to his biographer, combined “intellectual rigor, experimental flair, cytogenetical insight, precision of communication, desire to collaborate, and extreme generosity with plant material and ideas,” in the service of developing better wheat for a hungry world.

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