New book in the library: The Maize Handbook

This important book brings together a wealth of information and techniques for working with maize (corn), a plant of enormous significance as a crop and as a model system for studies in plant genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. A distinguished editorial board has coordinated the compilation...

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New article from CIMMYT – Mega-Environment Identification for Barley Based on Twenty-Seven Years of Global Grain Yield Data

Published in Crop Sci 49:1705-1718 (2009) Mega-Environment Identification for Barley Based on Twenty-Seven Years of Global Grain Yield Data Eduardo Hernandez-Segundo, Flavio Capettini, Richard Trethowan, Maarten van Ginkel, Apolinar Mejia, Aquiles Carballo, Jose Crossa, Mateo Vargas andArtemio Balbuena-Melgarejo Abstract:...

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New book in the library: Breeding major food staples

As the world’s population increases the need to produce greater quantities of major staple crops such as wheat, rice, maize, potato, cassava, soybean, sweet potato, barley, and banana in order to sufficiently feed the people of the world continues to grow. Breeding Major Food Staples covers improving...

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New book in the library: Wheat Science and Trade

Wheat: Science and Trade is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference work designed to expand the current body of knowledge on this staple crop, incorporating new information made available by genetic advances, improvements in the understanding of wheat’s biology, and changes in the wheat trade...

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New book in the library: Search for new genes

Search for new genes. (2007) by VL Chopra, RP Sharma, SR Bhat and BM Prasanna. Academic Foundation, New Delhi. Among the editors/contributors are also listed: K. Pixley, L. Badstue and D. Bergvinson. Recent progress in molecular biology and biotechnology is impacting the life sciences as well as the...

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New CGIAR science council publication “Aligning Global Agricultural Research Investments with National Development Activities: The CGIAR Experience”

by Jock R. Anderson, CGIAR Secretariat, World Bank, Washington, DC. (https://cgiar.org/pdf/CGIAR_AligningAnderson_r2.pdf) Content: Acknowledgments Extended summary Introduction Rationale for this study Background on the CGIAR Conceptual setting and structure of the study Successful CGIAR implementation...

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