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Understanding global trends in the use of wheat diversity and international flows of wheat genetic resources
This paper discusses the centers of origin and diversity for bread wheat; sketches historical patterns in the sources and use of wheat genetic resources in modern plant breeding; identifies and compares indicators of genetic ...
Adoption of maize seed and fertilizer technologies in embu district, Kenya
This study reviews socioeconomic and technical factors that affect the adoption of improved maize and fertilizer in the Embu District, Kenya and the role of credit in both. A total of 127 farmers (82 adopters and 45 ...
The flowering of apomixis: from mechanisms to genetic engineering
(IRD; European Commission; CIMMYT, 2001)
Apomixis, the asexual reproduction of plants through seeds, has received increasing attention as technological advances have led to a rapid increase in knowledge about cellular biology, molecular genetics, and the mechanisms ...
Biotechnology efficiency for breeding and plant genetic resources in Kazakhstan: current state and ways to improve
This publication describes current status and outlooks of plant genetic resources, breeding and biotechnology in Kazakhstan needs assessment results, and priority activities for their development and effective interaction. ...
Utilizing wild grass biodiversity in wheat improvement: 15 years of wide cross research at CIMMYT
For the first time, this report brings together detailed accounts of new knowledge and techniques developed through wheat wide crosses research at CIMMYT since this work was initiated in 1979. Beginning with a summary of ...
Linear selection indices in modern plant breeding
Optimal search in ex situ collections of wheat genetic resources
This paper develops a theoretical model for analyzing gene bank management decisions regarding the search for traits of economic value in ex situ collections of wheat. The model is applied to data on the probability of ...