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Carlos Muñoz

Research Associate - Maize Phytopathology

Carlos Muñoz is an Research Associate – Maize Phytopathology working with CIMMYT’s Maize program.

Muñoz works on the phenotyping of the main diseases and pests that affect maize crops in Mexico with high natural incidence, and develops protocols for artificial inoculations that help identify and develop resistant maize through genetic and molecular improvement.

He is currently working on the validation of agronomic, biological and chemical management tactics to reduce mycotoxin contamination and on advising producers and technicians on the correct diagnosis of the causal agent of biotic or abiotic stresses.