James and the Giant Corn Genetics: Studying the Source Code of Nature

November 24, 2009

Summary of the Coverage of the Maize Genome here at J+TGC

Filed under: Genetics,Link Posts,Site Business — Tags: , , — James @ 10:47 am

Summarizing a couple of Virginia Walbot’s ten reasons you should care about the maize genome

Hear one of the lead authors of the maize genome paper explain how and why it was done in under four minutes.

Reviewing the quality of the genome sequence itself.

We can already see research made possible by the maize genome.

How maize fits in the family tree of grasses/grains

Read about how the maize genome project is helping researchers find more genes selected for during the domestication of maize.

Plants have more genes than people, why is this still news

Other people on the web react to the maize genome (also why different colors of corn are not different species)


  1. Jackpot!! Thanks!

    Comment by ERV — November 23, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

  2. You’re welcome!

    Comment by James — November 23, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

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