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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: COLLECTION OF A MAIZE WILD RELATIVE, ZEA LUXURIANS, IN SOUTHEAST GUATEMALA FOR EX SITU CONSERVATION

Location: National Germplasm Resources

Project Number: 1245-21000-272-02
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 15, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2013

Objective:
To obtain germplasm of a maize wild relative, Zea luxurians, for conservation in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.

Approach:
Germplasm of a wild relative of maize, Zea luxurians, will be collected in Guatemala. Acquisition of germplasm will comply with all Guatemalan laws governing foreign access to genetic resources. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description, and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. Samples of germplasm and associated documentation will be shared between ICTA in Guatemala and the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System. A detailed trip report, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.

Last Modified: 8/27/2014
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