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Nathan C. Swyers


B. S., University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, 2011

Current position

Ph. D. in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO (expected graduation: 2018)


  1. Graham ND¹, Cody JP¹, Swyers NC¹, and McCaw ME¹, Zhao C, Birchler JA. 2015. Minichromosomes: Structure, function, and applications. International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology (IRCMB). 63-119.
  2. Cody, J. P.†, Swyers, N. C.†, McCaw, M. E.†, Graham, N. D.†, Zhao, C. and Birchler, J. A.* (2015). Minichromosomes: Vectors for crop improvement. Agronomy 5(3): 309-321. († These authors contributed equally to this work)
Protocols by Nathan C. Swyers
  1. Telomere-mediated Chromosomal Truncation via Agrobacterium tumefaciens or Particle Bombardment to Produce Engineered Minichromosomes in Plants