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Breeding Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa
Rapid breeding and varietal replacement are critical to adaptation of cropping systems in the developing world to climate change
Plant breeding is a key mechanism for adaptation of cropping systems to climate change. Much discussion of breeding for climate change focuses on genes with large effects on heat and drought tolerance, but phenology and ...
Molecular genetic diversity and population structure of Ethiopian white lupin landraces: implications for breeding and conservation
(Public Library of Science, 2017)
White lupin is one of the four economically important species of the Lupinus genus and is an important grain legume in the Ethiopian farming system. However, there has been limited research effort to characterize the ...
Sub-Saharan African maize-based foods: technological perspectives to increase the food and nutrition security impacts of maize breeding programmes
The demand for maize in Sub-Saharan Africa will triple by 2050 due to rapid population growth, while challenges from climate change will threaten agricultural productivity. Most maize breeding programmes have focused on ...
Estimation of physiological genomic estimated breeding values (PGEBV) combining full hyperspectral and marker data across environments for grain yield under combined heat and drought stress in tropical maize (Zea mays L.)
(Public Library of Science, 2019)
High throughput phenotyping technologies are lagging behind modern marker technology impairing the use of secondary traits to increase genetic gains in plant breeding. We aimed to assess whether the combined use of ...
Farmer perceptions on maize cultivars in the marginal eastern belt of Zimbabwe and their implications for breeding
(African Crop Science Society, 2006)
Large-scale evaluation of maize germplasm for low-phosphorus tolerance
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
Low-phosphorus (LP) stress is a global problem for maize production and has been exacerbated by breeding activities that have reduced the genetic diversity of maize. Although LP tolerance in maize has been previously ...
Breeding and disseminating quality protein maize (QPM) for Africa
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Quality protein maize (QPM) describes a range of maize cultivars with twice the content of limiting amino acids lysine and tryptophan compared with conventional maize, and has been developed to help reduce human malnutrition ...
STMA PO1: innovative tools and techniques