NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the University of Delaware will lead a project funded with $3.9 million from the National Science Foundation to study how genes in one type of maize may influence the plant's resistance to diseases, and compare the genomes of many types of maize to better understand how that resistance works.

The UD team will work with partners at Iowa State University, Cornell University, North Carolina State University, and the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.

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