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Maize or Indian corn, one of the world's most important food sources. The haploid chromosome number is 10, and cytological maps are available for the pachytene chromosomes. The genome contains 2.4 gbp of DNA, of which half is located in retrotransposons (q.v.). See Classification, Plantae, Angiospermae, Monocotyledoneae, Graminales; Chronology, 1909, Shull; 1913, East and Emerson; 1928, Stadler; 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, McClintock; 1938, Rhoades; 1950, McClintock; 1964, Mertz et al.; 1984, Pohlman et al.; corn, kwashiorkor, opaque-2, R genes of maize, teosinte.

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