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Published December 05, 2009, 12:00 AM

Genome of corn successfully sequenced in $29.5 million project

WILLMAR — Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and their colleagues have successfully completed a four-year effort to sequence the genome of corn, also known and sometimes referred to as maize. This achievement represents the largest and most complex plant genome sequenced to date and became the cover story in a recent issue of the journal Science.

By: Wes Nelson, USDA Farm Service Agency , West Central Tribune

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