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- Delaney, Krista, et al. Show all 157 Authors
- Science 2009 v.326 no.5956 pp. 1112-1115
- allopolyploidy; centromeres; corn; crops; diploidy; domestication; genes; models; transposons
- ... We report an improved draft nucleotide sequence of the 2.3-gigabase genome of maize, an important crop plant and model for biological research. Over 32,000 genes were predicted, of which 99.8% were placed on reference chromosomes. Nearly 85% of the genome is composed of hundreds of families of transposable elements, dispersed nonuniformly across the genome. These were responsible for the capture a ...