Genome assembly of the maize (IMAGE) Cactus Communications Caption The researchers surmised that the newly assembled A188 might serve as a new reference genome to clone functional genes of different traits in maize. Credit The Crop Journal Usage Restrictions You are free to share and adapt the material. Attribution is required. License Original 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.