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Metodos quimicos usados en el CIMMYT para determinar la calidad de la proteina del maiz
En 1964, Mertz, Bates y Nelson encontraron que el gene mutante opaco-2 del maíz modifica el balance de aminoácidos de la proteína del endospermo e incrementa el contenido de lisina y triptofano. Este descubrimiento abrió ...
Maize marketing and distribution in Southern Zaire
Recent dramatic increases and shifts in Zaire's population have had significant influences upon both the supply and the demand for basic foods, with profound effects being registered on maize in urban Shaba and in the Kasai ...
Adoption of hybrid seeds and fertilizers among Colombian corn growers
The study described in the following chapter is one of a series aimed at enlarging understanding of the factors impinging on the adoption of new cereals technology can help governments and development assistance agencies ...
Proceedings of the first maize workshop
The impact of CIMMYT's outreach programs is largely dependent upon the quality of information, materials, training and coordination emanating from its core program in Mexico and from the highly effective cooperative network ...
Maize diseases: a guide for field identification
This booklet is designed as a quick guide for identifying maize diseases. It is intended for field use by agricultural technicians and maize producers. The text provides a brief description of some of the principal maize ...
CIMMYT Report on maize improvement 1975
Scientists in 45 countries throughout the world now participate directly in CIMMYT's international maize progeny, experimental variety and elite experimental variety trials. And, in 1975, CIMMYT staff visited over 40 of ...
CIMMYT Report on maize improvement 1974
CIMMYT's maize program--which in 1974 included 154 separate progeny trials in 22 countries, and 84 experimental variety trials in 35 countries--was begun as a cooperative venture of the Government of Mexico and the Rockefeller ...
Quality protein maize
In the concern over the current world food crisis, the importance of maize is often underestimated: hunger is commonly understood as a question of rice ahd wheat. Indeed, while maize is second in production only to wheat ...
Egypt's maize army
Egypt has pulled together widely dispersed scientists into an efficient, systematic maize research group. With CIMMYT's help, the foundation is being laid for sharply raising the productivity of the nation's major food crop.
Maize production patterns in Southern Zaire
For more than a decade, Zaire's maize production has not increased fast enough to supply rapidly increasing domestic demand. The result has been a sharp increase in maize imports, and this in turn has pinched already limited ...