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Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a GST gene
Plants are attacked by pathogens representing diverse taxonomic groups, such that genes providing multiple disease resistance (MDR) are expected to be under positive selection pressure. To addressExpand
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An indirect test using oxalate to determine physiological resistance to white mold in common bean.
In common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), the detection of physiological resistance to white mold [Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary] in the field is confounded by environmental factors and plantExpand
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Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Linkage Disequilibrium in Sunflower
Genetic diversity in modern sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultivars (elite oilseed inbred lines) has been shaped by domestication and breeding bottlenecks and wild and exotic alleleExpand
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Agronomic Traits Affecting Resistance to White Mold in Common Bean
Resistance to white mold [caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary] in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is complexly inherited, and highly influenced by environmental factors. TheExpand
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SSRs and INDELs mined from the sunflower EST database: abundance, polymorphisms, and cross-taxa utility
Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are abundant and frequently highly polymorphic in transcribed sequences and widely targeted for marker development in eukaryotes. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)Expand
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Deregulation of Maize C4 Photosynthetic Development in a Mesophyll Cell-Defective Mutant1[C][W][OA]
During maize (Zea mays) C4 differentiation, mesophyll (M) and bundle sheath (BS) cells accumulate distinct sets of photosynthetic enzymes, with very low photosystem II (PSII) content in BSExpand
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Unraveling Genomic Complexity at a Quantitative Disease Resistance Locus in Maize
Multiple disease resistance has important implications for plant fitness, given the selection pressure that many pathogens exert directly on natural plant populations and indirectly via cropExpand
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Breeding for yield in dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Strategies employed by dry bean breeders to improve yield include early generation testing, ideotype breeding, selection for physiological efficiency, and selection based on genotypic performance andExpand
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The effect of artificial selection on phenotypic plasticity in maize
Remarkable productivity has been achieved in crop species through artificial selection and adaptation to modern agronomic practices. Whether intensive selection has changed the ability of improvedExpand
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Selection Mapping of Loci for Quantitative Disease Resistance in a Diverse Maize Population
The selection response of a complex maize population improved primarily for quantitative disease resistance to northern leaf blight (NLB) and secondarily for common rust resistance and agronomicExpand
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