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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: USING GENETIC DIVERSITY OF IMPROVE QUANTITATIVE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND AGRONOMIC TRAITS OF CORN Title: Breeding and genetic diversity

Authors
item Goodman, Major -
item Holland, Jim
item Sanchez-Gonzalez, Jesus -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2014
Publication Date: August 6, 2014
Citation: Goodman, M.M., Holland, J.B., Sanchez-Gonzalez, J. 2014. Breeding and genetic diversity. In: R. Wusirika, M. Bohn, J. Lai, and C. Cole (Eds.). Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. p. 14–50

Interpretive Summary: A book chapter reviewing corn breeding methods and the use of diverse corn genetic resources for corn breeding.

Technical Abstract: Corn breeding has been historically remarkably successful. Much research has investigated optimal breeding procedures, which are detailed here. A smaller effort has been put into identifying useful genetic resources for maize and how to best use them, but results from long-term base broadening efforts in maize have provided encouraging results.

Last Modified: 10/23/2014
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