March 28, 2014



Dear Maize Cooperators,


We are writing to solicit your contributions to the Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter for 2014. The deadline for receipt of contributions for this volume is Dec 31, 2014. Noteworthy contributions will be listed under the MaizeGDB Whats New column as they are posted.


Contributions of interesting findings, technical tips, new mutations,mapping information et cetera that would benefit fellow maize workers are welcome. We reiterate that notes in the newsletter do not constitute formal publications and should be cited as personal communications with permission of the author. The purpose of the newsletter is to foster communication and cooperation among maize workers. It is this cooperation that has helped maintain maize as a model system of scientific investigation. It is therefore assumed that any materials described in newsletter notes will be made freely available, with minimal restrictions, to other cooperators. 



Send your notes as attachments or as the text of an email addressed to [email protected] (we will acknowledge receipt, and will contact you further if necessary). Because the Newsletter will be electronic only, beginning with volume 88, a high resolution, or press-quality pdf format for notes is preferred. If email is not feasible, please mail a double-spaced, letter-quality copy of your note, preferably with a disk containing an electronic version to Mary Schaeffer, 203 Curtis Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-7020. Figures, charts and tables should be compact and supplied in electronic form (jpg or gif) if possible. If sending a word-document, to separate columns in tables, please tab instead of using spaces, to ensure quality tabulations on the web. Your MNL Notes will go on the Web verbatim promptly and form part of the annual issue. Submissions must require minimal editing for comprehension.


To arms,


Co-editors  Jim Birchler; Mary Schaeffer &

Distinguished  Editor Ed Coe