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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. ...
Gains in maize genetic improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa: I. CIMMYT hybrid breeding pipeline
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2017)
Monitoring of genetic gain in crop genetic improvement programs is necessary to measure the efficiency of the program. Periodic measurement of genetic gain also allows the efficiency of new technologies incorporated into ...
Genome-wide association mapping reveals novel sources of resistance to northern corn leaf blight in maize
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) caused by Exserohilum turcicum is a destructive disease in maize. Using host resistance to minimize the detrimental effects of NCLB on maize productivity is the most cost-effective ...
QTL mapping of adult-plant resistance to leaf rust in the wheat cross Zhou 8425B/Chinese spring using high-density SNP markers
Wheat leaf rust is an important disease worldwide. Growing resistant cultivars is an effective means to control the disease. In the present study, 244 recombinant inbred lines from Zhou 8425B/Chinese Spring cross were ...
Genome‑wide association and genomic prediction of resistance to maize lethal necrosis disease in tropical maize germplasm
The maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) caused by synergistic interaction of Maize chlorotic mottle virus and Sugarcane mosaic virus, and has emerged as a serious threat to maize production in eastern Africa since 2011. ...
Grain yield, stem borer and disease resistance of new maize hybrids in Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2011)
Evaluation of 30 maize hybrids for yield and resistance to stem borers and foliar diseases in four agro-ecologies in Kenya was conducted in 2009. There were significant differences among the hybrids in leaf damage, number ...
Genome-wide association study in Asia-adapted tropical maize reveals novel and explored genomic regions for sorghum downy mildew resistance
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
Globally, downy mildews are among the important foliar diseases of maize that cause significant yield losses. We conducted a genome-wide association study for sorghum downy mildew (SDM; Peronosclerospora sorghi) resistance ...
DT-Bt stacked traits/Events in maize
(Drought Tego; WEMA; KALRO; NARO; COSTECH; IIAM; ARC LNR; CIMMYT; Monsanto; AATF; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; The Howard G. Buffet Foundation; USAID, 2017)