Tag: Zea mays L.

Evaluation of open pollinated varieties of maize for resistance to the maize weevil in a controlled temperature and humidity laboratory in Zimbabwe

Published in Euphytica, 2013 R. T. Masasa, P. S. Setimela and Z. A. Chiteka Maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) is one of the major maize storage pests among smallholder farmers in eastern and southern Africa (ESA), thereby, reducing total on-farm maize harvests. Experiments were conducted...

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Microsatellite marker-based diversity and population genetic analysis of selected lowland and mid-altitude maize landrace accessions of India

Published in Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2012 Samanthi K. Wasala and B. M. Prasanna Maize (Zea mays L.) harbours significant genetic diversity not only in its centre of origin (Mexico) but also in several countries worldwide, including India, in the form of landraces. In this...

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