Putting the Function in Maize Genomics

Stephen P. Moose, Michael G. Muszynski, Peter Rogowsky, Mei Guo

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The 51st Maize Genetics Conference was held March 12–15, 2009 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. Nearly 500 attendees participated in a scientific program (available at http://www.maizegdb.org/maize_meeting/2009/) covering a wide range of topics which integrate the rich biology of maize with recent discoveries in our understanding of the highly dynamic maize genome. Among the many research themes highlighted at the conference, the historical emphasis on studying the tremendous phenotypic diversity of maize now serves as the foundation for maize as a leading experimental system to characterize the mechanisms that generate variation in complex plant genomes and associate evolutionary change with phenotypes of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberTPG2PLANTGENOME2009060004ED
JournalPlant Genome
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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