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Doubled haploid technology in maize breeding: theory and practice
This manual is primarily intended for maize breeders in national agricultural research systems and small and medium enterprise seed companies in developing countries who would like to better understand and utilizes the ...
Guidelines for the quality control of Quality Protein Maize (QPM) seed and grain
This guidebook is the first of its kind to provide recommendations and a framework for monitoring quality assurance of QPM. Guidelines are based on QPM genetics, breeding, characteristics, and nutritional benefits. It lists ...
Dissection of a major QTL qhir1 conferring maternal haploid induction ability in maize
In vivo haploid induction in maize can be triggered in high frequencies by pollination with special genetic stocks called haploid inducers. Several genetic studies with segregating populations from non-inducer x inducer ...
Fine mapping a tarspot complex resistance QTL in maize
Combating drought in southern Africa: from relief to resilience
Alarming news about the extent of an El-Niño induced drought in southern Africa, Asia and Latin America is now dominating news coverage. In southern Africa, close to 50 million people are projected to be affected and ...
Quality Protein Maize (QPM): a guide to the technology and its promotion in Ethiopia
This guide book introduces the nutritional benefits of QPM over conventional maize varieties and presents a brief overview of its historical development. It also provides information on QPM varieties available for commercial ...