About the Current Panzea Project
The Panzea project was funded by a National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Project, award #1238014: “The Biology of Rare Alleles in Maize and Its Wild Relatives”.
You can see the National Science Foundation award information here.
Project members included the following people and labs:
Ed Buckler and lab
John Doebley and lab
Doreen Ware and lab
Jim Holland and lab
Qi Sun and the Bioinformatics Facility
Sharon Mitchell and the Cornell University Genomic Diversity Facility
In collaboration with the Paleontological Research Institution's Museum of the Earth.
This project improved our understanding of the genetic architecture - the connection between phenotype (what we see) and genotype (the genes underlying the phenotype) - of complex traits in maize and its wild relative, teosinte. Understanding variation in genetic architecture is key to understanding evolution, manipulating species for a sustainable agriculture, and preserving variation as species adapt.