Corn Breeding

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Corn has made remarkable yield gains, especially as compared to other common crops. We first discuss teosinte and the origins of corn and then describe how Native Americans developed various types of corn prior to the arrival of Columbus. We introduce how the process of corn hybridization was discovered. “Corn Breeding” goes on to describe the steps in corn breeding today, including traditional breeding, molecular marker-assisted selection, and transgenic techniques. Click on links below to access modules.