Denise Costich is a senior scientist and head of the CIMMYT Germplasm Bank’s maize collection. She currently does research on saving maize landraces through community participation and on “Dry Chain” technology and its implementation in germplasm banks, from large international banks to small community seed reserves.
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In an environment designed for experimental study and regeneration, maize ancestors can thrive.
Source: Nexus Media (12 Dec 2019)
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