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Maize Genome: New Maize Map to Aid Plant Breeding Efforts
November 19, 2009
A massive survey of genetic diversity in maize has produced a gene map that should pave the way to significant improvements in a plant that is a major source of food, fuel, animal feed and fiber around the world.
University of California, Davis
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