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Maize Genome: Scientists at UA, Collaborating Institutions, Decode Maize Genome

November 19, 2009

maize mix Scientists from the University of Arizona, led by Arizona Genomics Institute Director Rod A. Wing, and from collaborating institutions have deciphered the complete genetic code of the maize plant for the first time. Full Story

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