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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Arnel R. Hallauer - Scientist, Maize Breeder, Quantitative Geneticist

Author
item Lamkey, Kendall

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 20, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Dr. Hallauer has dedicated his life to maize (Zea mays L.) breeding, so it is appropriate that this issue of Plant Breeding Reviews is dedicated to him. His primary contributions have been in understanding quantitative inheritance in maize, development of breeding methodology, the evaluation and utilization of recurrent selection for population improvement, and the development of inbred lines for use in maize hybrids. Dr. Hallauer has also been very involved in graduate student education. If the success of his students in academia and industry are a measure of his ability in graduate education, then this may very well be one of his greatest impacts on plant breeding. He has also been extensively involved in international activities and is known throughout the world for his contributions. Sprague and Lamkey (1992) reviewed Dr. Hallauer's career in the context of the development of quantitative genetics. This review will draw heavily from that one, but will focus more on Dr. Hallauer's research career.

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