MAIZE GENETICS COÖPERATION
To Maize Geneticists :-
This letter is composed of data and information which you have generously contributed so that we can all keep in closer contact and be better informed about the work in the different laboratories. The response to our request for new items has been good and the information included in this letter will be of interest and value to everyone. Most, if not all, of the information listed in this letter has not been published so we wish to emphasize, in order that there will be no misunderstanding, that the appearance of information in these series of corn letters does not constitute publication. If you wish to refer to any data you should ask the direct consent of the contributor.
Since these corn letters are a cooperative affair it seems just that only those who show sufficient interest to cooperate should receive the letters. Not everyone will have something to contribute and no one will be dropped from the mailing list for that reason. This office should, however, receive an acknowledgement of the request for news items even though you have nothing to contribute. We feel that anyone who does not value these letters sufficiently to include his own data has no claim to the unpublished date of others who have generously cooperated.