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Molecular assisted breeding in maize
Maize strategy: GOBII workshop
Initiating maize pre-breeding programs using genomic selection to harness polygenic variation from landrace populations
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Background: The limited genetic diversity of elite maize germplasms raises concerns about the potential to breed for new challenges. Initiatives have been formed over the years to identify and utilize useful diversity from ...
Estimation of physiological genomic estimated breeding values (PGEBV) combining full hyperspectral and marker data across environments for grain yield under combined heat and drought stress in tropical maize (Zea mays L.)
(Public Library of Science, 2019)
High throughput phenotyping technologies are lagging behind modern marker technology impairing the use of secondary traits to increase genetic gains in plant breeding. We aimed to assess whether the combined use of ...
Sub-Saharan African maize-based foods: technological perspectives to increase the food and nutrition security impacts of maize breeding programmes
The demand for maize in Sub-Saharan Africa will triple by 2050 due to rapid population growth, while challenges from climate change will threaten agricultural productivity. Most maize breeding programmes have focused on ...
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 ...
Sashaydiall: A SAS program for hayman’s diallel analysis
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2018)
Different methods of diallel crossing are commonly used in plant breeding. The diallel cross analysis method proposed by Hayman is particularly useful because it provides information, among others, on additive and dominance ...
Harnessing the power of partnerships and innovation: CIMMYT Annual Report 2018
In response to shifting priorities of funding partners in 2018, the Center has pursued stability, organizational unity, efficiency, and strong science to make maize and wheat cropping systems more productive and durable. ...
STMA PO1: innovative tools and techniques