Skip to main content
ARS Home » Southeast Area » Raleigh, North Carolina » Plant Science Research » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #294013

Title: Breeding and genetic diversity

item GOODMAN, MAJOR - North Carolina State University
item Holland, Jim - Jim
item SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ, JESUS - University Of Guadalajara

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2014
Publication Date: 8/6/2014
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.