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Use of IPM in the control of multiple diseases in maize: strategies for selection of host resistance

Author: Pratt, R.
Author: Gordon, S.
Author: Lipps, P.
Author: Asea, G.
Author: Bigirwa, G.
Author: Pixley, K.V.
Year: 2003
ISSN: 2072-6589
Abstract: Maize (Zea mays) production in sub-Saharan Africa is constantly threatened by the potential outbreak of multiple foliar diseases such as maize streak, northern leaf blight, gray leaf spot, and rust. Improvement of host resistance to these diseases can provide an important component of integrated pest management (IPM). In this paper, conventional and molecular marker-assisted breeding approaches are reviewed and strategies for improvement of host resistance are presented. Pyramiding of quantitative resistance factors using molecular breeding techniques will be facilitated through cooperative research efforts and adoption of appropriate experimental designs.
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Language: English
Publisher: African Crop Science Society
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Type: Article
Region: Global
Pages: 189-198
Issue: 3
Volume: 11
DOI: 10.4314/acsj.v11i3.27570
Keywords: Cercospora zeae-maydis
Keywords: Exserohilum turcicum
Keywords: Gene Pyramiding
Keywords: Molecular Breeding
Keywords: Resistance Breeding
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Agrovoc: GENES
Journal: African Crop Science Journal

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  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech
  • Sustainable Intensification
    Sustainable intensification agriculture including topics on cropping systems, agronomy, soil, mechanization, precision agriculture, etc.

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