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This book provides the biographies, and a related summary, of geneticists and breeders of maize who have contributed to the major discoveries in the 20th century. Their relationships to one another, as well as the general developments in maizeMoreThis book provides the biographies, and a related summary, of geneticists and breeders of maize who have contributed to the major discoveries in the 20th century. Their relationships to one another, as well as the general developments in maize genetics and breeding growth, are included. Photographs of events and related personnel, all part of the biographic presentation, portray the maize community and its growth. Most of the geneticists and breeders have a common origin in their training, and their sucessors are among the current contributors to maize development.Contents: Development of Maize Genetics and Breeding: Flowering of Maize GeneticsRelevant Genetic Milestones in the Late 19th and Early 20th CenturiesThe Maize PlantEmergence of CornThe Bussey Institute and Its Role in the Development of Plant ScienceThe Legendary School of Maize Genetics Under EmersonThe Early Maize Cytogenetics GroupThe Maize Breeding GroupThe Maize Evolution GroupA Later Genetics-Cytogenetics GroupStock Center, Genetics, and PathologyThe Italian Maize Genetics ScientistsThe Development of an Understanding of the Anthocyanin PathwayThe Origin of the Allerton Maize Genetics MeetingsThe Maize CommunityThe Maize Pedigree TreeLegacy of the PastScience ProgressThe Commemorative Issues of MAYDICA: William A RussellCharles R BurnhamR Alexander BrinkWilliam L BrownMarcus M RhoadesGeorge F SpraguePaul C MangelsdorfBarbara McClintockCharles O GardnerJohn R LaughanHugh H IltisOliver E Nelson, Jr.Drew SchwartzPeter A PetersonArnel R HallauerEarl B PattersonArthur Lee HookerMyron G NeufferErcole OttavianoDonald Sage RobertsonEdward H Coe, Jr., Marcus S ZuberDavid B WaldenJames D SmithRecent Developments in the Genetics and Molecular Biology of Maize Mutants: Gene CloningVisiting the GenomeGenome Dissection and FingerprintingBiotechnologyMaize DevelopmentReadership: Maize researchers, geneticists, molecular biologists and scientific historians.