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Genetic interrelationships among medium to late maturing tropical maize inbred lines using selected SSR markers
Understanding the genetic relationships among breeding lines is fundamental in crop improvement programs. The objectives of this study were to apply selected polymorphic single sequence repeat (SSR) DNA markers and cluster ...
Selection for drought tolerance increases maize yields across a range of nitrogen levels
It is not known whether selection for improved tolerance to a specific abiotic stress leads to correlated changes in performance under other stresses. Drought and N deficiency are important constraints to production in the ...
Screening of maize genotypes for low Striga Asiatica stimulant production using the Agar Gel Technique
(Bioline International, 1994)
One of the best characterized mechanisms of resistance to the parasitic weed ( Striga check for this species in other resources ) is low germination stimulant exudation by host plants. Using a simple and rapid agar gel ...
Quality protein maize
(Current Science Association, 2001)
Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) for Protein, Tryptophan, and Lysine Evaluation in Quality Protein Maize (QPM) Breeding Programs
Quality protein maize (QPM) has approximately twice the tryptophan (Trp) and lysine (Lys) concentrations in protein compared to normal maize. Because several genetic systems control the protein quality of QPM, it is essential ...
Cluster analysis, an approach to sampling variability in maize accessions
Cluster analysis is frequently used to classify maize (Zen mays L.) accessions and can be used by breeders and geneticists to identify subsets of accessions which have potential utility for specific breeding or genetic ...