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Maize Diversity Discoveries May Help Ease World's Hunger Pangs
June 4, 2012
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, report that ancient farmers had a stronger impact on the evolution of maize, or corn, than modern plant breeders have had on the grain--now one of the world's top production crops. The findings, together with a companion study on maize diversity, will help plant breeders increase corn yield as they prepare for the challenges of global population growth and climate change.
University of California, Davis
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