Maize Lethal Necrosis Screening Facility, Naivasha, Kenya

In June 2019, Allen Miller visited the CIMMYT/KALRO facility for breeding maize to resist maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which has devastated the most important crop in East Africa since 2011.  This trip was funded by USDA-FAS Borlaug Fellowship exchange program, to allow Miller to visit Borlaug Fellow, Paul Kuria (Kenya Agriculture & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) in Nairobi.  In hopes of developing new genetic means to control MLN, Miller's lab studies molecular mechanisms of maize chlorotic mottle virus, the main virus that brought MLN to East Africa.