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Maize Genetics Executive Committee: Activities, 2010
April 2010 : MGEC chair Tom Brutnell presented an overview of
the MGEC survey
from 2009 at a
National Corn Growers Association workshop. Pat Schnable
and Steve Moose
also gave presentations.
May 2010 : Deployment of the
Maize Research Blog.
September 8, 2010: Read the
MGEC report on
the NSF meeting to discuss the concerns of and opportunities for the
maize genetics community.
December 2010: As a direct result of the meeting with NSF,
established the Maize Genome Assembly and Annotation Consortium.
First announced in the Maize Workshop at the 2011 Plant and
Animal Genome Conference.
Requested NSF funds to back the endeavor from the Plant Genome
Research Program (Jan 2011 submission)
Maize Genetics Executive Committee
Of Interest to Maize Cooperators