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Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Science publishes the maize genome and related papers. In a Perspectives piece, Catherine Feuillet and Kellye Eversole write that the results of this work will affect plant breeding and "will open the floodgates for genome sequencing and genome-enabled breeding of other economically important crops such as wheat, barley, or pine whose larger and more complex genomes have long been viewed as making these plants 'unapproachable.'"

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