Image of the Day: Incredible Edible Corn

It took about 9,000 years and alterations in six genetic pathways to transform the inedible grass teosinte (left) into the corn we eat today (right). (Center: a first generation hybrid between teosinte and corn)

The Scientist Staff
Jul 14, 2015

JOHN DOEBLEY(See “Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn,” The Scientist, 2015.)

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