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Genetic analysis and characterization of a new maize association mapping panel for quantitative trait loci dissection
Association mapping based on the linkage disequilibrium provides a promising tool to identify genes responsible for quantitative variations underlying complex traits. Presented here is a maize association mapping panel ...
Relationship, evolutionary fate and function of two maize co-orthologs of rice GW2 associated with kernel size and weight
Background: In rice, the GW2 gene, found on chromosome 2, controls grain width and weight. Two homologs of this gene, ZmGW2-CHR4 and ZmGW2-CHR5, have been found in maize. In this study, we investigated the relationship, ...
Confirming quantitative trait loci for aflatoxin resistance from Mp313E in different genetic backgrounds
The fungus Aspergillus flavus (Link:Fr) causes ear rot of maize (Zea mays L.) and produces the toxic metabolic product aflatoxin. One particularly effective method of controlling the fungus is via host plant resistance, ...
Empirical comparison of simple sequence repeats and single nucleotide polymorphisms in assessment of maize diversity and relatedness
While Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) are extremely useful genetic markers, recent advances in technology have produced a shift toward use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The different mutational properties of ...