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Latin American maize germplasm conservation: regeneration, in situ conservation, core subsets, and prebreeding

Author: Taba, S.
Year: 2005
ISBN: 970-648-128-1
Abstract: This publication describes progress in collaborative efforts to document, characterize, regenerate, and conserve (both in seed banks and on-farm in situ) maize seed collections from the Americas since 1998. Participants from North, Central, and South America took part in a workshop at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) from 7-10 April, 2003, to discuss these issues as well as those related to core subsets and prebreeding for maize. Topics covered included: the growth of CIMMYT’s maize collection through the Cooperative Regeneration Project; core subsets and prebreeding; conservation and use of local maize races in Oaxaca and Chihuahua; kernel characteristics and tortilla making quality of maize accessions from Mexico, the Caribbean, South and Central America; and enhancement of farmers’ varieties using an example from Coahuila, Mexico. Status reports on collections held in 12 countries in the region are provided.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Conference Proceedings
Region: Central America
Region: North America
Region: South America
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 71 pages
Conference Name: Proceedings of a Workshop
Conference Place: Mexico
Conference Date: April 7-10, 2003
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: MAIZE
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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