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Pre-emptive breeding to combine superior eating quality in tropical super sweet corn with resistance to major diseases

Fekybelu, Solomon (2014) Pre-emptive breeding to combine superior eating quality in tropical super sweet corn with resistance to major diseases. Project Report. Horticulture Australia Limited:.

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Abstract

This report presents the process and outcomes of a five year project, which employed genetics and breeding approach for integrating disease resistance,agronomy and quality traits that enhances sustainable productivity improvement in sweet corn production. The report outlines a molecular markers based approach to introgress quantitative traits loci that are believed to contribute to resistance to downy mildew, a potentially devastating disease that threatens sweet corn and other similar crops. It also details the approach followed to integrate resistances for other major diseases such as southern rust (caused by Puccinia polysora Underw), Northern Corn Leaf Blight (Exserohilum turcicum) with improved agronomy and eating quality. The report explains the importance of heterosis (hybrid vigour) and combining ability in the development of useful sweet corn hybrids. It also explains the relevance of parental performance to predict its breeding value and the performance of its hybrids.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Funders:Horticulture Australia Limited:
Projects:HAL Project VG07198
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Field crops > Corn. Maize
Plant culture > Horticulture. Horticultural crops
Plant culture > Vegetables
Deposited On:16 Jul 2015 04:39
Last Modified:11 Feb 2016 03:12

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