The origins of maize genetics

@article{Coe2001TheOO,
  title={The origins of maize genetics},
  author={Edward H. Coe},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={898-905}
}
  • E. Coe
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
Early geneticists, and generations since, have been drawn to maize to study basic questions, its curious phenomena and its practical applications. Part of the allure of this unique crop plant lies in the collegiality of the Maize Genetics Cooperation, extending all the way from the 'roaring twenties' of genetics to today. 

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