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Genetic architecture controlling variation in grain carotenoid composition and concentrations in two maize populations
(Springer Verlag, 2013)
The genetic basis for the variation in maize grain carotenoid concentrations was investigated in two F2:3 populations, DEexp × CI7 and A619 × SC55, derived from high total carotenoid and high -carotene inbred lines. A ...
Genome‑wide association analysis reveals new targets for carotenoid biofortification in maize
(Springer Verlag, 2015)
Key message Genome-wide association analysis in CIMMYT’s association panel revealed new favorable native genomic variations in/nearby important genes such as hydroxylases and CCD1 that have potential for carotenoid b ...
Comparative intake of white- versus orange-colored maize by Zambian children in the context of promotion of biofortified maize
Background. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with poor health outcomes related to reproduction, growth, vision, and immunity. Biofortification of staple crops is a novel strategy for combating vitamin A deficiency in ...
Seeds of Discovery Infographic
Addressing climate change effects and meeting maize demand for Asia
This includes the extended summaries of the scientific presentations made during the 11th Asian Maize Conference held in Nanning, China, during 7-11 November 2011. The Conference is co-organized by the International Maize ...
Cell wall composition and biomass digestibility diversity in Mexican maize (Zea mays L) landraces and CIMMYT inbred lines
(Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Forestry Reaserch Centre; Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura, 2013)
Maize is one of the most important crops worldwide. Historically, breeding efforts in this crop have been primarily focused on the improvement of grain yield and stability and just recently also on the potential utility ...
12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on maize for food, feed, nutrition; and environmental security; Bangkok (Thailand), 30-1 Aug-Nov 2014 : extended summaries
(APAARI; CIMMYT; FAO; Thailand Department of Agriculture, 2014)
This book includes the extended summaries of the scientific presentations made during the 12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on “Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security” held at Bangkok, ...
The usefulness of iron bioavailability as a target trait for breeding maize (Zea mays L.) with enhanced nutritional value
Iron (Fe) deficiency is the most widespread nutritional problem, affecting as many as half of the world's population. Only a small fraction (2?15%) of Fe from plant sources is typically bioavailable, that is, available for ...
Diallel analysis of grain yield and resistance to seven diseases of 12 African maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines
Maize (Zea mays L.) is grown on 15 million ha in eastern and southern Africa. Several diseases are of common occurrence in the region and regularly result in significant yield losses. A collaborative regional disease nursery ...
Formation of heterotic groups and understanding genetic effects in a provitamin a biofortified maize breeding program
Developing biofortified maize cultivars is a viable approach to combat the widespread problem of vitamin A deficiency among people for whom maize is a staple food. To enhance CIMMYT's provitamin A maize breeding efforts, ...