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Learning how to rescue a landrace: a study of the giant maize, Jala, and the community who grows it
Germplasm banks, such as CIMMYT’s, have been the ex situ sources of crop genetic diversity for plant breeders and researchers for decades. Increasingly, these institutions are providing seed from ex situ collections and ...
The abandonment of maize landraces over the last 50 years in Morelos, Mexico: a tracing study using a multi-level perspective
Understanding the causes of maize landrace loss in farmers’ field is essential to design effective conservation strategies. These strategies are necessary to ensure that genetic resources are available in the future. ...