Month: February 2014

Combined small RNA and degradome sequencing reveals novel miRNAs and their targets in response to low nitrate availability in maize

Published in Annals of Botany 112 : 633-642, 2013 Yongping Zhao; Zhenhua Xu; Qiaocheng Mo; Cheng Zou; Wenxue Li; Yunbi Xu; Chuanxiao Xie Background and Aims MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in the responses and adaptation of plants to many stresses including low nitrogen (LN). Characterizing...

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Relationship of line per se and testcross performance for grain yield of tropical maize in drought and well-watered trials

Published in Crop Science 53 (4) : 1228-1236, 2013 Kebede, A.Z.; Melchinger, A.E.; Cairns, J.E.; Araus, J.L.; Makumbi, D.; Atlin, G.N. To optimize the efficiency of maize (Zea mays L.) drought breeding, the ability to predict testcross performance (TP) under drought stress using line per se performance...

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