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Biology & Life Sciences

2009 Maize Genome Collection

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The authors of the research presented in this special collection used the first description of the B73 maize genome to probe some of the most intriguing questions in genetics and plant biology. Read about maize centromeres, new insights into transposon types and distribution, the abundance of very short FLcDNAs encoding predicted peptides, and many other "genetic jewels" contained herein.

Image Credit: Seneca Mini Indian variety (Jordan Seeds). Photo by David Cavagnaro with assistance from Lois Girton and Marianne Smith as part of NSF project DBI-0321711 to P. Schnable, D. Ashlock, and B. Buckner.

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Collection Editors

Gregory S. Barsh (Stanford University School of Medicine), Gregory P. Copenhaver (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Joseph R. Ecker (Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Harmit S. Malik (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

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