Zea mays


Overview


Zea mays, commonly known as maize or corn, is a grass species indigenous to Mesoamerica. The species has 10 chromosomes, and about 3200 coding genes have been annotated on the genome, while 85% of the entire genome is composed of transposons.

Further reading:


The B73 Maize Genome: Complexity, Diversity, and Dynamics. Science 326, 1112-1115 (2009) [pubmed]




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Zea mays
Mitochondrion
AY506529
Chloroplast
X86563
 

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