News tagged with maize genome

Mapping the maize genome

Positional cloning is a genetic mapping technique used to pinpoint the location of specific traits of interest, such as disease-causing genes or mutations, within the genome. Very simply, this map-based technique involves ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in Biotechnology
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A-maize-ing double life of a genome

Early maize farmers selected for genes that improved the harvesting of sunlight, a new detailed study of how plants use 'doubles' of their genomes reveals. The findings could help current efforts to improve existing crop ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Aging cells lose their grip on DNA rogues

(Phys.org)‚ÄĒTransposable¬†elements are mobile strands of DNA that insert themselves into chromosomes with mostly harmful consequences. Cells try to keep them locked down, but in a new study, Brown University researchers ...

dateJan 30, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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PLoS Genetics 2009 maize genome collection

Maize is an important crop in many countries of the world. It is widely used for human consumption, animal feed, and industrial materials. It also is considered an exemplar plant species for studying domestication, molecular ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Reference Genome of Maize Published (w/ Podcast)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A four-year, multi-institutional effort co-led by three Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists culminated today in publication of a landmark series of papers in the journal Science revealing in unprecedented ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Biotechnology
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