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Genetic analysis of tropical quality protein maize (Zea mays L.) germplasm
Maize (Zea mays L.) is an important source of carbohydrates and protein in the diet in sub-Saharan Africa. The objectives of this study were to (i) estimate general (GCA) and specific combining abilities (SCA) of 13 new ...
Maize responsiveness to Azospirillum brasilense: insights into genetic control, heterosis and genomic prediction
(Public Library of Science, 2019)
Morpho-physiological traits associated with heat stress tolerance in tropical maize (Zea mays L.) at reproductive stage
(Southern Cross Publishing Group, 2019)
Cloning and characterization of maize miRNAs involved in responses to nitrogen deficiency
(Public Library of Science, 2012)
Although recent studies indicated that miRNAs regulate plant adaptive responses to nutrient deprivation, the functional significance of miRNAs in adaptive responses to nitrogen (N) limitation remains to be explored. To ...
Genetic dissection of drought and heat‐responsive agronomic traits in wheat
(John Wiley & Sons, 2019)
High yield and wide adaptation are principal targets of wheat breeding but are hindered by limited knowledge on genetic basis of agronomic traits and abiotic stress tolerances. In this study, 277 wheat accessions were ...
International Winter Wheat Improvement Program: history, activities, impact and future
(Higher Education Press, 2019)
International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) was established in 1986 between the Government of Turkey and CIMMYT with three main objectives: (1) develop winter/facultative germplasm for Central and West Asia, (2) ...
Bulked segregant RNA-seq reveals differential expression and SNPs of candidate genes associated with waterlogging tolerance in maize
Waterlogging has increasingly become one of the major constraints to maize productivity in some maize production zones because it causes serious yield loss. Bulked segregant RNA-seq (BSR-seq) has been widely applied to ...
Performance and adaptability of doubled haploid maize testcross hybrids under drought stress and non-stress conditions
(International Research Journals, 2014)
How can we improve crop genotypes to increase stress resilience and productivity in a future climate? A new crop screening method based on productivity and resistance to abiotic stress
(Oxford University Press; Society for Experimental Biology, 2016)
The need to accelerate the selection of crop genotypes that are both resistant to and productive under abiotic stress is enhanced by global warming and the increase in demand for food by a growing world population. In this ...
Stability in performance of quality protein maize under abiotic stress
(Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura, Unità di Ricerca per la Maiscoltura, 2008)
Quality protein maize (QPM) has emerged an affordable and viable option to alleviate protein malnutrition and reduce animal feed costs, given that its grain protein contains more than double the lysine and tryptophan ...