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Scientists Devise Efficient Way of Learning About Complex Corn Traits


August 6, 2009

biology graphic There's no "silver bullet" gene or gene region that controls so-called complex traits in maize, commonly known as corn. Instead, in two research papers published this week in the journal Science, North Carolina State University crop scientists and colleagues show that lots of small changes in a number of gene regions affect complex traits--like flowering time or reproductive ability--in corn. Full Story

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