NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The specific details about how maize made its way from Mexico, where it was initially domesticated, to throughout the Americas have long been unclear.

Now, a newly published analysis of the DNA from ancient samples of the plant suggests that it was first introduced to the US by way of the Sierra Madre Mountains about 4,000 years ago, and then cross bred with maize from the Pacific coast region thousands of years later.

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