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Development of β-Carotene Rich Maize Hybrids through Marker-Assisted Introgression of β-carotene hydroxylase Allele
Development of vitamin A-rich cereals can help in alleviating the widespread problem of vitamin A deficiency. We report here significant enhancement of kernel β-carotene in elite maize genotypesExpand
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Genetic variability for kernel B-carotene and utilization of crtRB1 3'TE gene for biofortification in maize (Zea mays L.)
Carotenoids are the major sources of dietary precursor of vitamin A and act as potential antioxidant besides preventing diseases such as night blindness in humans. Vitamin A deficiency is a globalExpand
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Genome-wide identification and expression pattern of drought-responsive members of the NAC family in maize
NAC proteins are plant-specific transcription factors (TFs). Although they play a pivotal role in regulating distinct biological processes, TFs in maize are yet to be investigated comprehensively.Expand
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Unraveling the genetic architecture of subtropical maize (Zea mays L.) lines to assess their utility in breeding programs
BackgroundMaize is an increasingly important food crop in southeast Asia. The elucidation of its genetic architecture, accomplished by exploring quantitative trait loci and useful alleles in variousExpand
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Enhancement of plant growth and yields in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) through novel cyanobacterial and biofilmed inoculants.
The use of Rhizobium inoculants in chickpea is well established; however, meagre efforts have been directed towards the use of other microbial supplements for improving nutrient uptake and yields. AExpand
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Functional mechanisms of drought tolerance in subtropical maize (Zea mays L.) identified using genome-wide association mapping
BackgroundEarlier studies were focused on the genetics of temperate and tropical maize under drought. We identified genetic loci and their association with functional mechanisms in 240 accessions ofExpand
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Stability Performance of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry-Phenotyped Kernel Minerals Concentration and Grain Yield in Maize in Different Agro-Climatic Zones
Deficiency of iron and zinc causes micronutrient malnutrition or hidden hunger, which severely affects ~25% of global population. Genetic biofortification of maize has emerged as cost effective andExpand
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Sequence variation in 3′UTR region of crtRB1 gene and its effect on β-carotene accumulation in maize kernel
Abstractβ-carotene fortification of maize has emerged as a potential, long-term and sustainable approach to alleviate vitamin A deficiency in humans. Among the several genes involved in theExpand
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Genetic variability and inter-relationship of kernel carotenoids among indigenous and exotic maize (Zea mays L.) inbreds
Carotenoids play vital role in growth and development of human beings. Yellow maize kernel contains carotenoids that possess provitamin A and antioxidant activity. Multilocation based analyses of 105Expand
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Microsatellite marker-based characterization of waxy maize inbreds for their utilization in hybrid breeding
Waxy corn possesses 95–100% amylopectin, compared to 70–75% in normal maize, owing to mutation in Wx gene encoding a granule-bound starch synthase I. Amylopectin is used as an ingredient in textile,Expand
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