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Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center Videos
Scientists go to extremes to save food crops’ wild relatives
,Voice of America
To breed hardier, more drought-resistant squash, a University of Florida scientist prospects for wild coyote melon around the NRS’s Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center in the Mojave Desert, and works in the field station to process her finds.