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Improved maize reference genome with single-molecule technologies

I bet you’re wondering… why would we care about maize? Maize is corn, after all.

But check out this new (dense) research paper, published today:

In other words, a significant improvement (52x in fact) in genome reference mapping. Building entire reference genomes for researchers takes a long time as it currently stands. With these new technologies, they were able to

That’s groundbreaking stuff – sequencing at the molecular level. And not only that, they were able to discover more genetic details than previous reference genomic maps.

Naturally, this technology will likely have application for all plants, including cannabis. Hurray the future!


I love how you post about all scientific developments and how they are relevant to cannabis.

Thanks for what you do. :slight_smile: