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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number K7742-6

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Image Number K7742-6

Unusually colored and shaped maize from Latin America. Exotic corn, like this, and domestic corn are preserved in ARS’s National Plant Germplasm System, providing a reservoir of genetic diversity on which breeders can call if a pathogen, pest, or other problem threatens a crop.


Photo by Keith Weller.

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Last Modified: 11/24/2009
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