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Research Project: Maize Genetic Stocks Evaluation and Maintenance

Location: Soybean/maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research

Project Number: 5012-21000-028-05-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2019
End Date: Aug 31, 2021

Objective:
Evaluate and maintain Maize Genetic Stocks and to enhance availability of computerized information and stocks to user community.

Approach:
Cooperatively develop an approach to enhance characterizations of maize genetic stocks. Continue cooperative efforts in growing and maintaining stocks. We will phenotype maize genetic stocks to ensure their identity and trueness-to-type. These processes will be customized to address the challenges that emerge. We plan to conduct allelism tests with mutants in our collection that exhibit similar phenotypes. Those that turn out to be due to novel genes will be mapped to chromosomal location and characterized further. Some will be the focus of further genetic studies. We will continue computerizing the information concerning existing maize genetics stocks and have that information readily available to cooperators.