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The Huitlacoche Project: A tale of smut and gold

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 March 2007

Lydia Zepeda*
Affiliation:
Department of Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1300 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706, USA.
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*Corresponding author: Lzepeda@wisc.edu

Abstract

This is a tale, over 500 years in the making, of how a university–community farm collaborative research project turned corn smut into gold.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2006

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