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Dr. Dawe Leads on Corn Genome Mapping Project

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Kelly Dawe

The newly assembled genomes of 26 different genetic lines of corn illustrate the crop’s rich genetic diversity and lay the groundwork for a better understanding of what genetic mechanisms account for crop traits prized by farmers.

The mapping of the 26 genomes, published recently in the journal Science, was a team effort co-led by University of Georgia’s Kelly Dawe that will help scientists piece together the puzzle of corn genetics. Using these new genomes as references, plant scientists can better select for genes likely to lead to better crop yields or stress tolerance.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 10:59am

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Distinguished Research Professor, Ph.D. (1989) University of California, Berkeley

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