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Maize Genome: Reference Genome of Maize, Most Important U.S. Crop, Is Published by Team Co-led by CSHL Scientists


November 19, 2009

cornfield A four-year, multiinstitutional effort, co-led by three Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists, culminated today in the publication of a landmark series of papers in the journal Science, revealing in unprecedented detail the DNA sequence of maize. Maize, or corn, as it is commonly called by North American consumers, is one of the world's most important plants and the most valuable agricultural crop grown in the United States, representing $47 billion in annual value. Full Story

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