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Project Documentation & Protocols: Maize Gene Discovery Project

In 1998, with a $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant, the Maize Gene Discovery Project (MGDP) set out to identify a majority of maize (Zea mays) genes in five years' time. They also planned to develop mutant seeds, databases, and various tools that could be used to determine the function of many maize genes. With that foundation established, they hoped researchers could more efficiently pursue studies that will improve crop yields, contribute to our understanding of cereal genetics, and promote fundamental discoveries in plant biology.

This project began in October 1998 and was completed in September 2003.

Text for these pages provided by the Maize Gene Discovery Project and are kept here for future reference purposes. If you have questions about the Maize Gene Discovery Project, contact Dr. Virginia Walbot.

Project Documentation

Maize Gene Discovery: Generating the Building Blocks for Maize Research
  The Challenge of Maize Genetics
  Why Discover Maize Genes?
  Finding Genes
  Linking Genes to Their Functions
  Creating Databases and Tools
  Building a Storehouse of Seeds from Mutated Plants
  Accomplishments
  What's Next for Maize Genetics?
  Glossary

EST Project
  Libraries
  Reports
  Assembly
  Annotation
  Unigene
  Search
  Ordering
  Protocols
    Colony Growth
    Picking
    QIAGEN Prepping
    Cycle Sequencing
    Loading DNA Samples
  FAQs

Microarray Project
  Progress
  Controls
  Libraries
  Arrays
  Data
  Protocols
  Ordering
  Links
  FAQ

RescueMu Library Plates
  Progress
  Ordering
  Screening
  Sequences
  Phenotypes
  Protocols
    Plasmid Rescue
    Library Plate Production
    Picking
    PCR
    Cycle Sequencing
    Loading DNA Samples
  FAQ

Phenotypic Data and Background

Genomic Survey Sequences

Introduction to RescueMu Tagging

Maize Gene Discovery Project Team Members


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