Diallel analysis of maize inbred lines for carotenoids and grain yield

@article{Senete2011DiallelAO,
  title={Diallel analysis of maize inbred lines for carotenoids and grain yield},
  author={Constantino Tom{\'a}s Senete and Paulo Evaristo de Oliveira Guimar{\~a}es and Maria Cristina Dias Paes and Jo{\~a}o C{\^a}ndido de Souza},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2011},
  volume={182},
  pages={395-404}
}
Vitamin A deficiency causes xerophthalmia in preschool-aged children worldwide. The objective of this study was to estimate the genetic parameters that would be useful in selecting parent plants for developing productive hybrids with higher levels of provitamin A in the maize kernel. A complete 7 × 7 diallel mating scheme was used to generate 21 single-cross hybrids. The F1 crosses and check hybrids were evaluated in complete block design across three different Brazilian environments, and… CONTINUE READING