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Germinate 3: development of a common platform to support the distribution of experimental data on crop wild relatives
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2017)
Conservation and exploitation of crop wild relative species is an important component in ensuring food security and improving current agricultural output. By identifying agriculturally important characteristics that express ...
Initiating maize pre-breeding programs using genomic selection to harness polygenic variation from landrace populations
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Background: The limited genetic diversity of elite maize germplasms raises concerns about the potential to breed for new challenges. Initiatives have been formed over the years to identify and utilize useful diversity from ...
The development of quality control genotyping approaches: a case study using elite maize lines
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
Quality control (QC) of germplasmidentity and purity is a critical component of breeding and conservation activities. SNP genotyping technologies and increased availability of markers provide the opportunity to employ ...
Identification of drought, heat, and combined drought and heat tolerant donors in maize
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2013)
Low maize (Zea maysL.) yields and the impacts of climate change on maize production highlight the need to improve yields in eastern and southern Africa. Climate projections suggest higher temperatures within drought-prone ...
Identifying loci with breeding potential across temperate and tropical adaptation via EigenGWAS and EnvGWAS
Understanding the genomic basis of adaptation in maize is important for gene discovery and the improvement of breeding germplasm, but much remains a mystery in spite of significant population genetics and archaeological ...
Genetic gains in grain yield of a maize population improved through marker assisted recurrent selection under stress and non-stress conditions in West Africa
Marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS) is a breeding method used to accumulate favorable alleles that for example confer tolerance to drought in inbred lines from several genomic regions within a single population. A ...