A new breakthrough in the field of Genetic Analysis of Corn – Will boost the yield and help in the production of different varieties of corn.

A new revolution in the field of genetic analysis of corn genome has taken place with the scientists undertaking a detailed genetic analysis of corn genome. This breakthrough was the result of an interdisciplinary team lead by the researchers of the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Cornell University. The research is funded in the United States by the National Science Foundation or NSF. This research work was the collaborative effort of the seventeen US and foreign institutions that included-

  • University of Missouri- Columbia,
  • North Carolina State University,
  • Beijing Genome Institute,
  • University of California, Davis
  • The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico City, Mexico.

The team of researchers expects that this will lead to speeding up in the development of improved varieties of corn. This research study will also help in boosting up the yields of the corn and also expand the areas where the corn can be cultivated. A number of corn varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases can be produced based on this research.


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