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Maize Genome Sequenced

A publication by Schnable et al. reported today in the journal Science 2009, Vol. 326. no. 5956, pp. 1112-1115 the draft sequence of the maize B73 genome. 2.3Gb genome size is predicted to have over 32,000 genes. The genome data is released from the project website www.maizesequence.org.