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ABSTRACT Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) is an important virus disease of maize (Zea mays) in Europe. In this study, we mapped and characterized quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting resistance to SCMV in a maize population consisting of 219 F(3) or immortalized F(2) families from the cross of two European maize inbreds, D32 (resistant) x D145(More)
In this study, we investigated genetic diversity among 37 accessions in Arabidopsis thaliana from Eurasia, North Africa and North America using morphological traits and two polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based marker systems: cleaved amplified polymorphic sequences (CAPS) and inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR). Cluster analysis based on genetic(More)
Plant breeding relies on genetic variability generated by meiotic recombination. Control of recombination frequencies is not yet possible, but would significantly extend the options for plant-breeding strategies. A prerequisite would be variability of recombination frequencies. In this study, 15 transgenic kanamycin (KR) and hygromycin (HR) resistance gene(More)
ABSTRACT We mapped and characterized quantitative trait loci (QTL) for partial resistance to Puccinia sorghi and investigated consistency across different European flint maize populations. Four independent populations, containing 280 F(3) lines (AxB(I)), 120 F(5) lines (AxB(II)), 131 F(4) lines (AxC), and 133 F(4) lines (CxD) were produced from four(More)
During recent decades, the whole plant yield of European maize (Zea mays L.) has increased substantially. However, during the same period of time cell wall digestibility, and consequently fodder quality, has decreased. Alleles for digestible cell walls have thus been lost, either during breeding for stalk standability or by genetic drift during breeding for(More)
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