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Morpho-physiological traits associated with variable field performance of different types maize germplasm across multiple environments
(Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura, Unità di Ricerca per la Maiscoltura, 2003)
Field performance of maize varies substantially among various types of germplasm, such as- hybrids, inbred lines, and often with open pollinated varieties (OPVs). Variations in per se performance is better realized under ...
Development of a maize 55 K SNP array with improved genome coverage for molecular breeding
(Springer Verlag, 2017)
With the decrease of cost in genotyping, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have gained wide acceptance because of their abundance, even distribution throughout the maize (Zea mays L.) genome, and suitability for ...
Maize diversity, market access, and poverty reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
(International Mountain Society, 2017)
The western highlands of Guatemala lie within the area where maize was first domesticated, and maize remains central to farmers' livelihood security. Over 50% of the population in the region are in poverty, and over 48% ...
Comparative analysis of carotenoid and tocopherol compositions in high-oil and normal maize (Zea mays L.) inbreds
(Institute of Crop Sciences, 2009)
Among staple crops, maize has a high amount of carotenoids and tocopherols, which have a number of beneficial effects on human health. The former is the main dietary precursor of vitamin A. The latter is an essential ...
La importancia de los nichos de mercado. Un estudio de caso del maiz azul y del maiz para pozole en Mexico
(Sociedad Mexicana de Fitogenética, 2013)
Un enfoque central de la investigacion agricola en Mexico ha sido la generacion de variedades mejoradas de maiz (Zea mays L.) de alto rendimiento y su difusion, pese a que los maices criollos siguen desempeñando un papel ...
Relative performance of testers to identify elite lines of corn (Zea mays L.)
(Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura, Unità di Ricerca per la Maiscoltura, 1998)
Testcross evaluation is used to determine the relative potential of corn (Zea mays L.) lines in a hybrid breeding program. Choice of tester is important for efficient selection among lines for their potential in hybrids. ...
Biofortified orange maize is as efficacious as a vitamin A supplement in Zambian children even in the presence of high liver reserves of vitamin A: a community-based, randomized placebo-controlled trial 1–6
(American Society for Nutrition, 2014)
Background: Biofortification is a strategy to relieve vitamin A (VA) deficiency. Biofortified maize contains enhanced provitamin A concentrations and has been bioefficacious in animal and small human studies. Objective: ...
Development and validation of red root marker-based haploid inducers that effectively complement R1-nj (Navajo) marker-based in vivo haploid identification in maize
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2016)
One of the critical limitations for the in vivo production of doubled haploid (DH) lines in maize (Zea mays L.) is the inability to effectively identify haploids in a significant proportion of induction crosses due to the ...
Can agricultural input subsidies reduce the gender gap in modern maize adoption? Evidence from Malawi
Nationally representative data for Malawi were used to measure the gender gap in adoption of modern maize and to investigate how, if at all, Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has impacted the gap. Regression results ...
Sampling strategies for conserving maize diversity when forming core subsets using genetic markers
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2006)
Core subsets can be formed on the basis of molecular markers and different sampling strategies. This research used genetic markers on three maize data sets for studying 24 stratified sampling strategies to investigate which ...