News tagged with maize genome

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 ...

Jul 14, 2014
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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 ...

Jan 30, 2013
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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 ...

Nov 19, 2009
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