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Combined linkage and association mapping reveal QTL for host plant resistance to common rust (Puccinia sorghi) in tropical maize
(BioMed Central, 2018)
Background: Common rust, caused by Puccinia sorghi, is an important foliar disease of maize that has been associated with up to 50% grain yield loss. Development of resistant maize germplasm is the ideal strategy to combat ...
Discovery and validation of genomic regions associated with resistance to maize lethal necrosis in four biparental populations
In sub-Saharan Africa, maize is the key determinant of food security for smallholder farmers. The sudden outbreak of maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is seriously threatening the maize production in the region. Understanding ...
Maize variety options for Africa : Tanzania
(CIMMYT; IITA; DTMA, 2015)
Maize variety options for Africa : Kenya
(CIMMYT; IITA; DTMA, 2015)
QTL mapping in three tropical maize populations reveals a set of constitutive and adaptive genomic regions for drought tolerance
(Springer Verlag, 2012)
Despite numerous published reports of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for drought-related traits, practical applications of such QTL in maize improvement are scarce. Identifying QTL of sizeable effects that express more or ...
On-farm yield gains with Stress-Tolerant Maize in Eastern and Southern Africa
(American Society of Agronomy, 2017)
Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important staple food in eastern and southern Africa (ESA) with human maize consumption averaging 91 kg capita–1 yr–1. Current maize yield averages 1.2 t ha–1 and is barely suffi cient for ...
Molecular characterization of global maize breeding germplasm based on genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms
Characterization of genetic diversity is of great value to assist breeders in parental line selection and breeding system design. We screened 770 maize inbred lines with 1,034 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers ...
Pre-harvest management is a critical practice for minimizing aflatoxin contamination of maize
Maize, the main dietary staple in Kenya, is one of the crops most susceptible to contamination by aflatoxin. To understand sources of aflatoxin contamination for home grown maize, we collected 789 maize samples from ...
Assessment of management options on striga infestation and maize grain yield in Kenya
(Weed Science Society of America, 2018)
The parasitic purple witchweed [Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth.] is a serious constraint to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in poor soils. Various Striga spp. control measures have been developed, but ...