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DOMESTIC maize does indeed require human interference to germinate, but wild maize (the original subspecies of Zea mays from which all domestic varieties were hybridized) does not. From this paper about a program to add the ability to grow in nitrogen-poor soils to modern maize strains: ...phylogenetic analysis traces all modern maize (Zea mays mays) to a ...


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Domestic corn or maize needs humans to be successful From gardeningchannel.com "Corn vs. Maize, What’s the Difference?" What’s the difference between corn and maize? Not much! Corn and maize are both terms that reference the same cereal grain. Corn is primarily used in the North American english vernacular, whereas maize is used in the British ...


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