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Maize Genome: ISU's Plant Sciences Institute Researchers Provide Understanding to Maize Genome Sequence
November 19, 2009
Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute researchers contributed to the raw data assembly and much of the ongoing functional analysis work for this multiinstitutional, $32 million, National Science Foundation-funded effort to sequence the maize genome.
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