THE MAIZE FULL-LENGTH cDNA PROJECT
Launched in 2005 with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Maize Full-length cDNA (FLcDNA) Project will, over the course of three years,
determine the sequence of approximately 30,000 maize full-length complementary DNAs (cDNAs) and 360,000 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from a wide variety
of maize tissue types. The project’s experimental approach will help scientists bridge the gap between genes and their functions in the maize plant.
This project puts researchers in a better position to advance research in significant ways and produce safer, more productive transgenic plants.
The prospect of plant engineering is often met with public concern about transgenic plants’ safety both to people and the environment. Here, we’ve tried to set out a
neutral and balanced explanation of the science behind transgenic plants, ways to think about them scientifically, their pros and cons, and some useful links on the subject.
To meet the humans involved with this project, click here.