How much has corn been genetically altered over time?

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Thousands of years of breeding have turned the hard kernels of a plant
called teosinte into the fat ears of maize (corn) that we eat today.
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« Last Edit: 15/05/2015 21:44:00 by _system »

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Re: How much has corn been genetically altered over time?
« Reply #1 on: 15/05/2015 20:12:15 »
It has been altered 100 %. There is no wild corn. Neither can it propagate unless a human being plants it. If people become extinct, it will be extinct also.

Corn is less like Teosinte than I am to a Ring-tailed Lemur.

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Re: How much has corn been genetically altered over time?
« Reply #2 on: 03/06/2015 11:39:03 »
This also makes interesting reading on the history of maize.
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.