Research Interests

My major areas of research are: extending the germplasm base of maize liens and hybrids by use and adaptation of elite tropical germplasm sources; classification of Latin American accessions and races of maize; selection studies involving yield, disease resistance, and other agronomic traits in maize; and classical genetics of maize, including isozyme and molecular marker work, emphasizing linkage studies.

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Primary Section

Section 62: Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences

Secondary Section

Section 25: Plant Biology