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Divergent selection for resistance to maize weevil in six maize populations
Maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) is an important pest of maize (Zea mays L.) in the tropics, causing serious losses for many resource-poor farmers who store grain on-farm for use as food and seed. This study ...
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 ...
Enhancing the mineral and vitamin content of wheat and maize through plant breeding
More than half of the world's population suffers micronutrient undernourishment. The main sources of vitamins and minerals (iron, zinc, and vitamin A) for low-income rural and urban populations are staple foods of plant ...
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 ...
Gene action controlling gray leaf spot resistance in southern African maize germplasm
Gray leaf spot disease (GLS; caused by Cercospora zeae-maydis Tehon and Daniels) is among the major maize (Zea mays L.) production constraints in southern Africa. Maize is predominantly grown by small-scale farmers without ...