Published in Crop Science 49(6): 2058-2064, 2009
Allelic Variants at the Psy-A1 and Psy-B1 Loci in Durum Wheat and Their Associations with Grain Yellowness
Xinyao He, Jianwu Wang, Karim Ammar, Roberto Javier Peña, Xianchun Xia and Zhonghu He
Phytoene synthase (PSY) genes are involved in the biosynthesis...
Published in Annals of Botany 104(6): 1207-1216
How yield relates to ash content, Delta 13C and Delta18O in maize grown under different water regimes
Llorenç Cabrera-Bosquet, Ciro Sánchez and José Luis Araus
Background and Aims: Stable isotopes have proved a valuable phenotyping tool when breeding...
This book addresses the continuing controversy over the potential impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries. Supporters of the technology claim it offers one of the best hopes for increasing agricultural production and reducing rural poverty, while opponents see it as an untested...
Maize is one of the world’s highest value crops, with a multibillion dollar annual contribution to agriculture. The great adaptability and high yield of maize as a food, feed and forage crop have led to its production on a massive scale, with acreage expanding at the expense of other crops. Maize...
Published in Food Policy 34(4): 377-387, 2009
Assessing the effectiveness of a technical assistance program: The case of maize seed relief to vulnerable households in Zimbabwe
Augustine S. Langyintuo and Peter Setimela
The recent economic downturn in Zimbabwe impoverished the majority of households....
Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics 119(5): 913-930, 2009
Drought stress and tropical maize: QTL-by-environment interactions and stability of QTLs across environments for yield components and secondary traits
Rainer Messmer, Yvan Fracheboud, Marianne Bänziger, Mateo Vargas, Peter Stamp and...
Published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57(16): 7233-7238, 2009
Reliable and inexpensive colorimetric method for determining protein-bound Tryptophan in maize kernels
Eric Nurit†, Axel Tiessen‡, Kevin V. Pixley† and Natalia Palacios-Rojas
Biofortification programs in maize have led...
Published in Crop Protection 28(10): 845-853
Needs for and effectiveness of slow release herbicide seed treatment Striga control formulations for protection against early season crop phytotoxicity
Fred Kanampiu, Haron Karaya, Michael Burnet and Jonathan Gressel
Imidazolinone resistant maize seed dressed...
Published in Plant Cell and Environment 32(11): 1487-1499, 2009
Oxygen isotope enrichment (Δ18O) reflects yield potential and drought resistance in maize
Llorenc Cabrera-Bosquet, Ciro Sanchez, Jose Luis Araus
Measurement of stable isotopes in plant dry matter is a useful phenotypic tool for speeding...
Sometime around 1500 A.D., an African farmer planted a maize seed imported from the New World. That act set in motion the remarkable saga of one of the world’s most influential crops–one that would transform the future of Africa and of the Atlantic world. Africa’s experience with...