Quantitative Geneticist

CIMMYT holds the world’s largest collections of wheat (150,000) and maize (28,000) accessions, most of which have been sequenced at high density using DArTSeq technology, and with selective phenotyping of core sets and derived breeding lines as well. There are many unrecognized patterns of gene expression in this resource that may lead to new and innovative traits, which CIMMYT breeders will use to develop future varieties.