This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international research team uses genomic data to show that the agricultural use of maize throughout the highlands of the US likely occurred due to propagation of varieties with earlier flowering times. Although maize became a staple crop in the southern lowlands of the US when it was introduced from Mexico about 4,000 years ago, it took about 2,000 more years until it was widely grown at higher elevations.

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