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Maize genetic resources

Author: Taba, S.
Year: 1997
ISBN: 968-6923-48-9
Abstract: This publication documents the origin and worldwide spread of maize from Mesoamerica, and describes the characterization, use, and conservation of maize genetic resources, including the crop's nearest wild relatives, teosinte and Tripsacum. Results of an international survey on the continued use of maize landraces in developing countries are reported, along with progress on the work of Latin American maize banks, in concert with CIMMYT, USAID, and USDA-NSSL, to regenerate their endangered holdings of maize landraces. An update is provided on collaborative research by CIMMYT and the French National Research Institute for Development Cooperation (ORSTOM) to transfer apomixis from Tripsacum to maize.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT Maize Program Special Report
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Type: Book
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: vii, 95 pages
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS

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  • Genetic Resources
    Genetic Resources including germplasm collections, wild relatives, genotyping, genomics, and IP
  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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