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The development of quality control genotyping approaches : a case study using elite maize lines
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
Quality control (QC) of germplasmidentity and purity is a critical component of breeding and conservation activities. SNP genotyping technologies and increased availability of markers provide the opportunity to employ ...
Maize for hungry soils
The Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) project is developing maize varieties that respond better to the small amounts of fertilizer that farmers in eastern and southern Africa can afford to apply to their crops (less ...
Maize in the developing world
This video highlights the challenges and opportunities facing maize production by following those that depend most on the crop: farmers.
Unmanned aerial platform‑based multi‑spectral imaging for field phenotyping of maize
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: Recent developments in unmanned aerial platforms (UAP) have provided research opportunities in assessing land allocation and crop physiological traits, including response to abiotic and biotic stresses. UAP-based ...
How to make Xocoatolli
This recipe is part of 2015 Grain a Day Campaign. The word "atole" comes from the Nahuatl atolli – meaning watery. It is a traditional pre-hispanic drink from Mexico made from a sweet mix of maize and water. This version ...
P.H. Zaidi on improving maize production in Asia
CIMMYT Senior Maize Physiologist and Breeder P.H. Zaidi describes the opportunity to be seized by bridging the gap between public sector research and private sector deployment of new maize varieties in Asia.
Maize lethal necrosis disease : a new challenge for maize scientists in East Africa
Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease. A new challenge for maize scientists in East Africa.
Genome‑wide association analysis reveals new targets for carotenoid biofortification in maize
Key message Genome-wide association analysis in CIMMYT’s association panel revealed new favorable native genomic variations in/nearby important genes such as hydroxylases and CCD1 that have potential for carotenoid b ...
Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) in maize breeding and seed production : theory and practice
This technical manual introduces the theory and practice of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of seed quality in maize breeding and seed production. It focuses mainly on the genetic quality related issues of the ...
Seeding Eastern Africa’s maize revolution in the post-structural adjustment era : a review and comparative analysis of the formal maize seed sector
(Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2018)
Improved maize seed is instrumental to deliver an Asian-style ‘green revolution’ for Africa. The paper reviews and makes a comparative analysis of the maize (corn) seed sector and its evolution in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda ...