Excerpt from Inheritance in Maize Although there is no absolute information as to the origin of maize, most botanists agree that its original home is Mexico (harshberger '93) or the region to the south of there. AS to how it originated there has been much speculation, and various views are held by different writers. We think it not out of place to give here a synopsis of the most important theories, because in our opinion, the results from the pedigree culture work on the inheritance of plant characters described in Parts IV and V throw considerable light on the subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.