Maize Diversity (IMAGE) American Society of Agronomy Caption To increase the genetic diversity of US corn, the Germplasm Enhancement for Maize (GEM) project seeks to combine exotic germplasm, such as this unusually colored and shaped maize from Latin America, with domestic corn lines. Credit Keith Weller, USDA-ARS. Usage Restrictions Please use with story only License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.