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Maize Germplasm

Characterization and Genetic Approaches for Crop Improvement

Maize is an important staple food crop worldwide. It is the third most important cereal crop after wheat and rice and is economically used for both livestock feeds and human consumption. The latest maize research has opened up new opportunities for crop improvement. This book brings together recent work and advances that have recently been made in the dynamic fields of genetic characterization, molecular breeding, genetic engineering technologies, and mapping of agronomic traits of global maize germplasm. It also provides new insights into and sheds new light regarding the current research trends and future research directions in maize. This book will provoke interest in many readers, researchers, and scientists, who can find this information useful for the advancement of their research works toward maize improvement.

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Maize GermplasmCharacterization and Genetic Approaches for Crop ImprovementEdited by Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Published: May 9th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68373

ISBN: 978-1-78923-039-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-038-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-313-0

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Introductory Chapter: Introduction to Biotechnological Approaches for Maize Improvement

By Mohamed A. El-Esawi

309

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2. Polyembryony in Maize: A Complex, Elusive, and Potentially Agronomical Useful Trait

By Mariela R. Michel, Marisol Cruz-Requena, Marselino C. Avendaño- Sanchez, Víctor M. González-Vazquez, Adriana C. Flores-Gallegos, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, José Espinoza-Velázquez and Raúl Rodríguez- Herrera

421

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3. Molecular Breeding for Abiotic Stresses in Maize (Zea mays L.)

By Asima Gazal, Zahoor Ahmed Dar and Ajaz Ahmad Lone

609

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4. Genetic Variability for Resistance to Leaf Blight and Diversity among Selected Maize Inbred Lines

By Abera Wende, Hussein Shimelis and Eastonce T. Gwata

331

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5. Use of Technology to Increase the Productivity of Corn in Brazil

By Wilian Henrique Diniz Buso and Luciana Borges e Silva

391

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6. Impacts of Nitrogen Fertilization and Conservation Tillage on the Agricultural Soils of the United States: A Review

By Meimei Lin

395

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