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The humanitarian use of Ms44 in Africa
Large-scale evaluation of maize germplasm for low-phosphorus tolerance
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
Low-phosphorus (LP) stress is a global problem for maize production and has been exacerbated by breeding activities that have reduced the genetic diversity of maize. Although LP tolerance in maize has been previously ...
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)
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 ...
Phenotyping for abiotic stress tolerance in maize low nitrogen stress: a field manual
Poor soil fertility is one of the primary constraints to maize production in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where most of the farming land is heavily depleted of nitrogen (N) as a result of repeated crop cultivation over several ...
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 ...
Management of drought stress in field phenotyping
In agriculture, the term drought refers to a meteorological condition in which the amount of water available through rainfall and/or irrigation is insufficient to meet the crop needs for optimal growth and development. ...