Zea mays (Zm-B73-REFERENCE-NAM-5.0)

About Zea mays

Maize or Zea mays had the highest world-wide production of all grain crops in 2019. Although a food staple in many regions of the world, most is used for animal feed and ethanol fuel. Maize was domesticated from wild teosinte in Central America and its cultivation spread throughout the Americas by Pre-Columbian civilisations. In addition to its economic value, maize is an important model organism for studies in plant genetics, physiology, and development. It has a large genome of about 2.4 gigabases with a haploid chromosome number of 10 (2n=2x=20) [2-4]. Maize is distinguished from other grasses in that its genome arose from an ancient tetraploidy event unique to its lineage. This sequence corresponds to inbred line B73.

Taxonomy ID 4577

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Genome assembly: Zm-B73-REFERENCE-NAM-5.0

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Gene annotation

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Variation

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