'Amazing protein diversity' discovered in corn

'Amazing protein diversity' discovered in corn

Discovery of maize's extraordinary protein diversity is based on more accurate "long-read" sequencing technology.

The genome of the corn plant — or maize — "is a lot more exciting" than scientists have previously believed, according to the lead scientist in a new effort to analyze and annotate the depth of the plant's genetic resources.

"Our new research establishes the amazing diversity of maize, even beyond what we already knew was there," said Dr. Doreen Ware of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in New York. "This diversity is fascinating in its own

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