Corn: The Long And Winding Road To Domestication Includes Many Surprises

Scientists have long believed that farmers in southern Mexico first domesticated corn, otherwise known as maize, from teosinte, an ancient forbearer some 9,000 years ago before it made its way around the world. But a recent study shows that this much-beloved plant took some complicated twists and turns along the way. From their journeys to South America via southern Mexico, humans brought the forerunners of today’s modern corn more than 6,500 years ago, Science NewsSeguir leyendo