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NCGA Says Corn Genome Data to be Made Available by Three Companies

NEW YORK, March 15 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Corn Growers Association said today that three agriculture industry players - Ceres, Monsanto, and DuPont subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International - will provide data in support of the effort to sequence the corn genome.


The corn genome data provided by the three companies will be added to the data already in the public domain, NCGA said. These data are expected to be made available in a searchable database on a website hosted by the DonaldDanforthPlantScienceCenter, NCGA added.


Access to the website can be obtained by completing a licensing agreement at


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