Explosive Origins of Corn

Travel to Mexico to see the site of the oldest evidence of corn cultivation and learn why comparing two maize genomes implicates a volcano in the early evolution of corn.

Explosive Origins of Corn

Maize (Corn) Genome Completed

Teams of scientists in the US and Mexico have independently sequenced the most complex plant genome to date. Comparison of two varieties offers insight into the early domestication of corn.

Completion of the Maize Genome

100 Years of Corn Research at CSHL

The Maize Genome Project is the culmination of a century of maize research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that began with George Shull and continued with Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock.

100 Years of Corn Research at CSHL

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