Descriptors for MAIZE:
Category: COMMENT
  1. OFFHAND REMARKS (OFFHAND)
    Casual observations made by cooperators or curators while evaluating or regenerating germplasm. Usually these observations are not published and need verification.
    Code values.

Category: DISEASE
  1. COMMON RUST (COMMONRUST)
    MINIMUM RUST READING (PUCCINIA SORGHI)
    Code values.

  2. COMMON SMUT (COMMONSMUT)
    MINIMUM SMUT READING (USTILAGO MAYDIS)
    Code values.

  3. DIPLODIA STALK ROT (DIPLOSTROT)
    MINIMUM STALK ROT READING CAUSED BY Diplodia maydis (Berc.) Sacc.
    Code values.

  4. NORTHERN LEAF BLIGHT (NLFBLIGHT)
    RESISTANCE TO NORTHERN LEAF BLIGHT (Exserhilum turcicum [Pass.] Leonard & Suggs - previous name was Helminthosporium turcicum.
    Code values.

Category: GROWTH
  1. PLANT HEIGHT (PLTHEIGHT)
    HEIGHT OF THE PLANT FROM GROUNF LEVEL TO THE TOP OF THE TASSLE MEASURED IN CENTIMETERS.

  2. PLANT VIGOR (PLANTVIGOR)
    VISUAL RATING OF PLANT VIGOR
    Code values.

Category: INSECT
  1. BLACK CUTWORM (BLKCUTWORM)
    RESISTANCE TO BLACK CUTWORM
    Code values.

  2. ECB2SHNK (ECB2SHNK)
    SHEATH DAMAGE FROM SECOND BROOD OF EUROPEAN CORN BORER. AVERAGE CAVITIES (INCHES OF DAMAGE) PER SHANK.

  3. ECB2STLK (ECB2STLK)
    STALK DAMAGE FROM SECOND BROOD OF EUROPEAN CORN BORER

  4. EUROPEAN CORN BORER 1 (CORNBORER1)
    RESISTANCE TO THE FIRST GENERATION OF EUROPEAN CORN BORER.
    Code values.

  5. EUROPEAN CORN BORER 2 (CORNBORER2)
    RESISTANCE TO THE SECOND GENERATION OF EUROPEAN CORN BORER.
    Code values.

  6. RTWR-DAM (RTWRDAM)
    ROOT DAMAGE FROM ROOTWORM FEEDING
    Code values.

  7. RTWR-PPL (RTWRPPLTLD)
    ROOTWORM RELATED PLANT LODGING. AVERAGE PERCENT OF PLANTS LODGED MORE THAN 30 DEGREES FROM VERTICAL.

  8. RTWR-RSZ (RTWRROOTSZ)
    ROOTWORM RELATED ROOT SIZE GROWTH
    Code values.

  9. RTWR-SRG (RTWRSECRGR)
    ROOTWORM RELATED SECONDARY ROOT GROWTH
    Code values.

  10. SPIDMITE (SPIDMITE)
    SPIDERMITE RATING
    Code values.

Category: MORPHOLOGY
  1. ALEURONE COLOR (ALEURCOLOR)
    THE COLOR AND PATTERN OF THE ALEURONE. THE FIRST NUMBER IS THE COLOR, THE SECOND NUMBER IS THE PATTERN.
    Code values.

  2. COB COLOR (COBCOLOR)
    COLOR OF THE COB
    Code values.

  3. COLOR OF ENDOSPERM (ENDOSPRMCO)
    COLOR OF THE HARD ENDOSPERM LAYER
    Code values.

  4. EAR DIAMETER (EARDIAMTR)
    DIAMETER OF THE EAR IN CENTIMETERS MEASURED AT THE CENTRAL PART OF THE UPPERMOST EAR ON THE PLANT.

  5. EAR HEIGHT (EARHEIGHT)
    HEIGHT OF TH ETOP EAR ON THE CENTRAL STALK FROM GROUND LEVEL TO THE NODE WHEAR THE EAR ATTACHES TO THE STALK.

  6. EAR LENGTH (EARLENGTH)
    LENGTH OF THE EAR IN CENTIMETERS.

  7. EAR NUMBER (EARNUMBER)
    NUMBER OF EARS WITH KERNELS ON THE MAIN STEM

  8. EAR SHAPE (EARSHAPE)
    SHAPE OF THE UPPERMOST EAR
    Code values.

  9. ETHNIC GROUP (ETHNICGRP)
    THE NAME OF THE INDIAN TRIBE THAT THE ACCESSION IS ASSOCIATED WITH.

  10. HUSK LENGTH (HUSKLENGTH)
    LENGTH OF HUSK BEYOND OR BELOW THE TIP OF THE EAR IN CENTIMETERS. VALUE CAN BE NEGATIVE WHEN THE HUSK DOES NOT COVER THE EAR TIP.

  11. KERNEL COLOR (KRNLCOLOR)
    KERNEL COLOR
    Code values.

  12. KERNEL ROW ARRANGEMENT (KRNLROWARR)
    ARRANGEMENT OF KERNEL ROWS FROM THE BASE TO THE TIP OF THE EAR.
    Code values.

  13. KERNEL ROW NUMBER (KRNLROWNUM)
    NUMBER OF KERNEL ROWS COUNTED ON THE CENTRAL PART OF THE UPPERMOST EAR ON THE PLANT.

  14. KERNEL TYPE (KERNELTYPE)
    KERNEL TYPE
    Code values.

  15. NODE NUMBER (NODENUMBER)
    NUMBER OF NODES ON THE MAIN STALK FROM GROUND LEVEL UP TO AND INCLUDING THE PEDUNCLE NODE.

  16. PERICARP COLOR (PERICOLOR)
    THE COLOR AND THE PATTERN OF THE PERICARP. THE FIRST NUMBER IS THE COLOR, THE SECOND NUMBER IS THE PATTERN.
    Code values.

  17. PRIMARY RACE (PRIMRACE)
    PRIMARY RACE OF THE ACCESSION. MIXED INDICATES THAT MORE THAN TWO RACES ARE PRESENT IN THE ACCESSION.
    Code values.

  18. ROOT LODGING (RTLODGING)
    VISUAL RATING OF PLANTS LEANING FROM THE VERTICAL DUE TO ROOT LODGING
    Code values.

  19. SECONDARY RACE (SECONDRACE)
    SECONDARY RACE OF THE ACCESSION.
    Code values.

  20. STALK LODGING (STALKLODG)
    VISUAL RATING OF PLANTS BROKEN FROM GROUND LEVEL TO THE TOP EAR NODE.
    Code values.

  21. TILLER NUMBER (TILLERNUM)
    NUMBER OF TILLERS PER PLANT

  22. UPPER KERNEL SHAPE (UPKRNLSHP)
    SHAPE OF THE UPPER SURFACE OF THE KERNEL.
    Code values.

Category: PHENOLOGY
  1. AES MATURITY (AESMATUR)
    A MATURITY RATING BASED COMPARISON TO KNOWN MATERIALS.

  2. DAYS TO POLLEN (DAYSTOPOLL)
    NUMBER OF DAYS FROM PLANTING TO WHEN 50% OF OBSERVED PLANTS HAVE SHED POLLEN.

  3. DAYS TO SILK (DAYSTOSILK)
    NUMBER OF DAYS FROM PLANTING TO WHEN SILKS OF 50% OF OBSERVED PLANTS HAVE EMERGED.

Category: PRODUCTION
  1. 1000 KERNEL WEIGHT (1000KRNLWT)
    THE WEIGHT OF 1000 KERNELS MEASURED IN GRAMS, PREFERABLY WITH THE WEIGHT ADJUSTED TO 10% MOISTURE CONTENT.

Category: Uncategorized Descriptors
  1. CORE SUBSET (CORE)
    A flag to indicate the accession is part of the core subset
    Code values.