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Reading Traits in the Corn Genome

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Chromosomes, Genes, and Traits

The genes that govern many specific traits have been identified in the genome of maize (corn) and located along the plant's ten chromosomes. Just a few of these genes are shown here, yet they demonstrate how broadly the gene sequences in DNA affect an organism's appearance and health.

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Maize Mutants
The genes that govern many specific traits have been identified in the maize (corn) genome.

In this activity you can explore some of the genes located on corn's ten chromosomes and see the effects of those genes.

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