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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Maize (Zea mays ssp. Mays) is a revolutionary cereal grain that has raced to the world’s most popular staple crop, transforming societies and impacting history. This paper aims to build and portray the story maize has created through its journey to world domination. The important details that encompass this literature are maize’s cultural significance in my life’s story, the comparison of various starches broken down into amylose and amylopectin ratios, a summative historical account on maize’s spread throughout numerous parts of the old world, and the genetical analysis of maize that explains the key features that have led it to be the king of crops. By the end of this paper, it should help explain how maize has sprung to the current level of importance and why its current position has caused human societies to be fully dependent on this crop.
Pahlevan, Nader, "Has Maize Overtaken Our Reality? A Personal Briefing, Biochemical Comparison, Agrigenomics, and History of Maize" (2021). Honors Theses. 1818.
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