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Cereal crop productivity in developing countries: past trends and future prospects
This paper synthesizes the evidence on cereal crop poductivity in developing countries over the past 30 years and looks at future prospects for productivity in growth. For more than three decades we have witnessed the ...
Molecular approaches for the genetic improvement of cereals for stable production in water-limited environments
Drought is a major problem for the production of the world’s five principal cereals: maize, wheat, rice, pearl millet, and sorghum. Past and current breeding efforts have met the challenge posed by drought with some success. ...
The CIMMYT Maize Germplasm Bank: genetic resource preservation, regeneration, maintenance, and use
Originally developed as background information for participants in a 1992 external review of the CIMMYT Maize Germplasm Bank and related activities, this publication recounts CIMMYT's role in the early work of marshalling ...
Maize nutrition quality and plant tissue analysis laboratory: laboratory protocols 2008
Biochemical and chemical analysis of seeds and green plant tissues are essential in several breeding programs including nutritional and industrial enhancement, plant physiology, and plant pathology. The objective of CIMMYT’s ...
Breeding for drought and nitrogen stress tolerance in maize: from theory to practice
Targeted initially for maize breeders in sub-Saharan Africa, the content is based on a successful approach developed at CIMMYT for improving the tolerance of maize to drought and low nitrogen stress. Intended as a supplement ...
The improvement and promotion of quality protein maize in selected developing countries: 1999 Progress report -- tentative work plan for 2000
During 1999, an important investment in laboratory equipment for ELISA analysis for India and China was made. Visiting scientists were trained in ELISA analysis in Mexico. Superior hybrids and open-pollinated varieties of ...
Development, maintenance and seed multiplication of open-pollinated maize varieties
The procedures for the production of maize hybrid seed and maintenance of parental lines are well documented. However, not much has been written on the development, maintenance, and multiplication of improved open pollinated ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Desarrollo, mantenimiento y multiplicación de semilla de variedades de polinización libre
Los procedimientos para la producción de semilla de híbridos de maíz y el mantenimiento de líneas progenitoras están bien documentados. Sin embargo, poco se ha escrito acerca del desarrollo, mantenimiento y multiplicación ...
Insect resistant maize recent advances and utilization: proceedings of an international symposium held at (CIMMYT)
This publication reports advances in world wide research on the mechanisms and bases of insect resistance in maize; the genetics of resistance; on the biotechnological manipulation of resistance; on techniques for the mass ...
In situ conservation of crops and their relatives: a review of current status and prospects for wheat and maize
This paper reviews the current status and prospects for in situ conservation of maize and wheat and their relatives. The caricature of in situ conservation-that it imposes cultural stasis and isolation on marginal ...