Ciro Maia

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Popcorn inbred lines with more efficient nitrogen use are better able to uptake nitrogen from the soil and convert it into higher grain yield, resulting in lower environmental and economic impacts caused by nitrogen fertilization. The objectives of this study were to (i) identify inbred lines superior in nitrogen use (ii) assess the genetic diversity(More)
Studies on tropical popcorn (Zea mays L. ssp. mays) gene pools are still scarce. The objective of this study was to infer tropical popcorn gene pools by employing molecular and phenotypic information. Forty-eight inbred lines and 140 individuals belonging to the Viçosa and Beija-Flor popcorn populations were genotyped using 90 simple sequence repeat (SSR)(More)
The objectives of this study were to identify the population structure and to assess the genetic diversity of maize inbreds. We genotyped 81 microsatellite loci of 90 maize inbreds that were derived from tropical hybrids and populations. The population structure analysis was based on a Bayesian approach. Each subpopulation was characterized for the(More)
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