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International Maize Testing Unit -- CIMMYT Maize Program
Reducing maize losses to insect pests by enhancing host plant resistance with Bacillus thuringiensis toxin genes
Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the principal crops in Mexico and other developing countries, where it is used for human and animal nutrition. Insects constitute a major threat to overall production levels of this vital ...
Report on the Asian maize biotechnology network , (AMBIONET) training course
The application of biotechnology is key in a strong breeding program as breeders seek to develop new maize varieties that are high-yielding, stress-tolerant and input-efficient. Biotechnology holds a lot of promise for ...
Report of the third CIMMYT-CIO collaborative planning meeting
(CIRAD; CIMMYT, 1994)
Francois Vicariot, Director for External relations of CIRAD welcomed the CIMMYT delegation. CIO and CIMMYT have now a solid understanding of their scientific objectives, comparative advantages and modes of operation. The ...
Biotechnology applications to plant breeding
In recent years gene cloning technology has led to fundamental advances in many areas of biology. One of the most exciting of these is the use of cloned fragments of chromosomal DNA as genetic markers, usually termed "RFLP ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Cooperation rescues seed of Latin American maize landraces
The CIMMYT Maize Program: 1997-98 research highlights
The CIMMYT Maize Program helps the poor in developing countries by increasing the productivity of resources committed to maize while protecting natural resources. It accomplishes this by preserving, improving, and distributing ...
Molecular marker applications to plant breeding
The course will introduce participants to the basics of plant genome analysis and its application to plant breeding problems in both wheat and maize through lectures and hands-on exercises. Participants will learn the ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Pathogenicity and virulence of eight Fusarium graminearum isolates originating in four regions of Mexico
The expression of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) host plant resistance to head blight caused by Fusarium graminearum Schw. varies widely, depending on environmental conditions (e.g., rainfall, temperature) and the inoculum ...