Diversity in global maize germplasm: Characterization and utilization

  title={Diversity in global maize germplasm: Characterization and utilization},
  author={Boddupalli M. Prasanna},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
Maize (Zea mays L.) is not only of worldwide importance as a food, feed and as a source of diverse industrially important products, but is also a model genetic organism with immense genetic diversity. Although it was first domesticated in Mexico, maize landraces are widely found across the continents. Several studies in Mexico and other countries highlighted the genetic variability in the maize germplasm. Applications of molecular markers, particularly in the last two decades, have led to new… CONTINUE READING
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