V. REPORT OF MAIZE GENETICS COOPERATION STOCK CENTER

 

During 1980 the stock center received a total of 104 seed requests. Eighty percent of the seed requests were from domestic users and twenty percent from foreign countries. The categories of seed requests were as follows: maize geneticists, 57.3%; maize breeders, 20.4%; plant physiologists, 17.5% and educational, 4.8%. A total of 1055 seed packets were sent to fill the 104 requests.

While it is difficult to establish trends in the number of seed requests received by the stock center, Table 1. indicates a reduction in the number of stock requests from 1975 to 1980.

Table 1.Number of seed requests for maize genetic stocks 1975-1980.

Year

Domestic

Foreign

Total

1975

121

36

157

1976

110

27

137

1977

107

36

143

1978

96

32

128

1979

79

25

104

1980

83

21

104

There has been a 34 percent decrease in the number of seed requests from 1975 to 1980.

The stock list this year includes the reciprocal translocation stocks that are in the stock center collection. Please use this list when requesting translocation stocks.

Requests for stocks and correspondence relative to the stock center should be addressed to:

Dr. R. J. Lambert
Department of Agronomy
S-118 Turner Hall
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801


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