We define 'other' germplasm to include inbred lines, land races, open pollinated varieties, exotic accessions, wild species (e.g., teosinte), cultivars, and other breeding stocks. The background of the stock is everything in these types of germplasm. Stocks are maintained to preserve genetic diversity that may be present. These types of germplasm can carry undefined variation that may be a valuable resource for breeders and research scientists.
The Maize Genetics Cooperation - Stock Center neither maintains nor distributes these types of germplasm. Maize germplasm is available from the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS; NC7) located in Ames, IA, USA. Maize germplasm can also be obtained from Centro Internacional para Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) located in Mexico City, MEXICO. If you are interested in genetic stocks, we can help you.