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Biotechnology efficiency for breeding and plant genetic resources in Kazakhstan: current state and ways to improve
As a land resource rich country with a rather well developed agricultural infrastructure and significant scientific capacity, Kazakhstan has huge possibilities for becoming a world leading exporter of high quality grain ...
Linear selection indices in modern plant breeding
Genetic improvement programs of plants and livestock are aimed at maximizing the rate of increase of some merit function (e.g., economic value of a wheat line) that is expected to have a genetic basis. Typically, candidates ...
Background on the development of the: global strategy for the Ex situ conservation and utilization of maize germplasm
(Global Crop Diversity Trust; CIMMYT, 2007)
The genetic resources of maize constitute an immeasurable treasure for humankind. Conservation of maize germplasm and knowledge about its variation and uses provide (i) resources for agricultural improvement to reduce ...
Modern varieties, productivity, and sustainability: recent experience and emerging challenges
The contribution of modern varieties of the three major cereal crops.(rice, wheat, and maize) in the post-Green Revolution period, especially during the past decade or so, is reviewed in light of recent changes in the ...
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 ...
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 ...