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Wheat improvement: food security in a changing climate
(Springer Nature, 2022)
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 ...
Adoption and impact of high yielding wheat varieties in Northern Tunisia
This study assesses the extent to which durum and bread wheat high yielding varieties (HYVs) have been adopted by farmers in northern Tunisia, a region which accounts for more than 80 degrees ' of the nation's durum wheat ...
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 ...
In situ conservation of crops and their relatives: a review of current status and prospects for wheat and maize
This paper reviews the current status and prospects for in situ conservation of maize and wheat and their relatives. The caricature of in situ conservation-that it imposes cultural stasis and isolation on marginal ...
Seed health: fostering the safe distribution of maize and wheat seed - general guidelines
CIMMYT has a global mandate for the improvement of wheat and maize, and it is also responsible for conserving the germplasm of these crops. CIMMYT’s germplasm improvement programs rely heavily on the free international ...
Multilineas: gran proporcion a salvo
Las variedades multilineales -mezclas de líneas geneticamente relacionadas que portan diferentes genes de resistencia a las enfermedades- ofrecen a las agricultores una alternativa para domeñar el surgimiento de epifitias ...
Multilines: safety in numbers
Multiline varieties-mixtures of genetically related lines that have different genes for disease resistance-offer farmers a way to tame outbreaks of rust, thus stabilizing annual wheat yields. CIMMYT is producing large ...
Accelerating the transfer of wheat breeding gains to farmers: a study of the dynamics of varietal replacement in Pakistan
This publication is the first in a new series of reports that document specific CIMMYT research efforts. This series is directed toward technical audiences, and each publication synthesizes the results of research that has ...