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Allelic variation at the TaZds-A1 locus on wheat chromosome 2A and development of a functional marker in common wheat
zeta)-carotene desaturase (ZDS) is a key enzyme for carotenoid biosynthesis, demonstrating high association with the yellow pigment (YP) content in wheat grain. Cloning ZDS gene and developing functional markers are important ...
Genetic analysis of water use efficiency in rice (Oryza sativa L.) at the leaf level
arbon isotope discrimination (∆13C) is considered as an index of leaf-level water use efficiency, an important objective for plant breeders seeking to conserve water resources. We report in rice a genetic analysis ...
Gene flow among maize landraces, improved maize varieties, and teosinte : Implications for transgenic maize
Proceedings of a forum organized by the Mexican National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP), the Mexican National Agricultural Biosafety Committee (CNBA), and the International Maize and ...
Research and field monitoring on transgenic crops by the Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT)
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) aims to genetically enhance both crops and generate public sector-provided products for the resource poor, e.g., drought tolerant wheat and insect resistant ...
CGIAR Operations under the Plant Treaty Framework
The history of CGIAR and the development and implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture ("Plant Treaty") are closely intertwined. In accordance with the agreements that ...
Efficiency of selective genotyping for genetic analysis of complex traits and potential applications in crop improvement
Selective genotyping of individuals from the two tails of the phenotypic distribution of a population provides a cost efficient alternative to analysis of the entire population for genetic mapping. Past applications of ...
Maize HapMap2 identifies extant variation from a genome in flux
Whereas breeders have exploited diversity in maize for yield improvements, there has been limited progress in using beneficial alleles in undomesticated varieties. Characterizing standing variation in this complex genome ...
Classifying vegetable genetic resources - A case study with domesticated Capsicum spp.
Great variation for many traits seems to be available in Capsicum genetic resources but yet to be fully used by plant breeders. Adequate characterization of genebank accessions is needed to facilitate the utilization of ...