Mining Natural Variation for Maize Improvement: Selection on Phenotypes and Genes

Abstract

Maize is highly genetically and phenotypically diverse. Tropical maize and teosinte are important genetic resources that harbor unique alleles not found in temperate maize hybrids. To access these resources, breeders must be able to extract favorable unique alleles from tropical maize and teosinte from their population J. B. Holland ( ) · S. Sood Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA e-mail: james_holland@ncsu.edu J. B. Holland USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA S. Sood e-mail: shilpa_sood@ncsu.edu S. Flint-Garcia USDA-ARS Plant Genetics Research Unit, Columbia, MO 65211, USA Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA M. C. Willcox Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Texcoco, Edo. de México, México R. Tuberosa et al. (eds.), Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources, 615 DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7572-5_25, © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

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@inproceedings{Sood2013MiningNV, title={Mining Natural Variation for Maize Improvement: Selection on Phenotypes and Genes}, author={Shilpa Sood and Sherry Flint-Garcia and Martha C. Willcox and James B Holland}, year={2013} }