Drawing a road map of corn’s ‘jumping genes’

An international team of researchers has mapped the “jumping genes,” formally named transposable elements, or transposons, in corn, says UC-Davis. “The discovery could ultimately benefit the breeding and production of maize, one of the world’s most important crops.” Transposons, discovered in the 1940s, are DNA sequences that can change location within a genome. The jumping… » Read More

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