Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Musket, Theresa
item Polacco, Mary
item Mcmullen, Michael
item Coe Jr, Edward

Submitted to: Maize Cooperation Newsletter
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/15/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: DNA clones in the public bank and distribution center at the UMC Maize RFLP Lab now total ~ 6700, of which we distribute more than 4900. This includes the large sets of sequenced cDNAs generated by Chris Baysdorfer, California State University - Hayward (designated csu), and by Tim Helentjaris (designated uaz or 5C, 6C, 7C), which represent the largest collection of candidate genes publicly available for maize. Over the last five years the UMC Maize Probe Bank has filled more than 820 requests for more than 24,000 clones to 31 countries, including 87 sets of the UMC Core Marker probes, which have become the standard landmark probe set for mapping genes, phenotypes and QTLs in maize. The activities of the RFLP Lab and the Probe Bank are meaningful as they contribute to the research needs of the community. The easiest avenue to request clones is through the "PROBE Requests" form in MaizeDB,, or by email to To contribute clones for distribution or to be mapped onto the UMC Maize Genetic Map contact Theresa Musket at the address listed above and she will inform you of the information and materials needed. These activities are supported by USDA-ARS CRIS projects "Genetic Mechanisms and Molecular Genetic Resources for Corn" and "Maize Genome Database;" and by the FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Program, "Molecular Markers for Maize, Rye and Rice."

Last Modified: 06/26/2017
Footer Content Back to Top of Page