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The ancestor of barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. spontaneum) may be a source of novel alleles for crop improvement. We developed a set of recombinant chromosome substitution lines (RCSLs) using an accession of H. vulgare subsp. spontaneum (Caesarea 26-24, from Israel) as the donor and Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare 'Harrington' (the North American malting(More)
Thirty-six inbred lines selected in West and Central Africa for moderate to high resistance to maize ear rot under conditions of severe natural infection were screened for resistance to aflatoxin contamination using the previously established kernel screening assay. Results showed that more than half the inbreds accumulated aflatoxins at levels as low as or(More)
Striga-resistant maize inbred lines are of interest to maize breeding programs in the savannas of Africa where the parasitic weed is endemic and causes severe yield losses in tropical maize. Assessment of the genetic diversity of such inbred lines is useful for their systematic and efficient use in a breeding program. Diversity analysis of 41(More)
Quantitative resistance (QR) to disease is usually more durable than qualitative resistance, but its genetic basis is not well understood. We used the barley/barley stripe rust pathosystem as a model for the characterization of the QR phenotype and associated genomic regions. As an intermediate step in the preparation of near-isogenic lines representing(More)
ABSTRACT An experiment was designed to compare cycles of selection of four maize genotypes for ear- and grain-quality characteristics, interactions with Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides infection, and insect ear infestation in two seasons. Mean infection levels by A. flavus and F. verticillioides were significantly higher in inoculated rows(More)
Fifty-two maize varieties were screened for resistance to infestation by the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, using assessment methods proposed by Dobie (J. Stored Products Res. 10 (1974) 183-197) and Urrelo et al. (J. Stored Products Res. 26 (1990) 100). The two methods gave similar assessments of maize susceptibility to S. zeamais. The Dobie method is(More)
The seed oil of meadowfoam, a new crop in the Limnanthaceae family, is highly enriched in very long chain fatty acids that are desaturated at the Δ5 position. The unusual oil is desirable for cosmetics and innovative industrial applications and the seed meal remaining after oil extraction contains glucolimnanthin, a methoxylated benzylglucosinolate whose(More)
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