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:
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.