The executive summary and full report of an NSF-supported meeting to
discuss strategies for sequencing the maize genome have been posted
on MaizeDB (http://www.agron.missouri.edu/) click on "new" and view
the entry for 10 August).
There seems to be strong support at many levels for such an
initiative. Hence, I encourage you to take a few minutes to read
through these documents.
Vicki Chandler, Jeff Bennetzen and I would welcome your feedback.
Patrick S. Schnable
Director, Center for Plant Genomics
Director, Center for Plant Transformation & Gene Expression
Professor of Plant Genetics
G405 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011 USA
schnable at iastate.edu