Genomic-based-breeding tools for tropical maize improvement

@article{Chakradhar2017GenomicbasedbreedingTF,
  title={Genomic-based-breeding tools for tropical maize improvement},
  author={Thammineni Chakradhar and Vemuri Hindu and Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2017},
  volume={145},
  pages={525-539}
}
Maize has traditionally been the main staple diet in the Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and widely grown by millions of resource poor small scale farmers. Approximately, 35.4 million hectares are sown to tropical maize, constituting around 59% of the developing worlds. Tropical maize encounters tremendous challenges besides poor agro-climatic situations with average yields recorded <3 tones/hectare that is far less than the average of developed countries. On the contrary to poor yields… 
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