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Genetic studies and recurrent selection for nematode resistance in maize.
Plant-parasitic nematodes cause grain yield loss in maize. The most important genera of plant-parasitic nematodes demonstrated to be of economic importance to maize are Pratylenchus spp., Meloidogyne spp. and Heterodera ...
Breeding investigations on utility of maize streak virus resistant germplasm for hybrid development in the tropics.
Maize (Zea mays L.) supports millions of livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in terms of food and feed. Production of the crop is however limited by several factors, among these, maize streak virus (MSV) disease. ...
Genetic diversity, stability, and combining ability of maize genotypes for grain yield and resistance to NCLB in the mid-altitude sub-humid agro ecologies of Ethiopia.
Maize (Zea mays L.) is the third most important cereal crops in the world after wheat and rice. In Ethiopia, maize remains the second largest food security crop after tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter.]. The mid-altitude, ...
Genetic analysis and selection for maize weevil resistance in maize.
The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) is one of the most destructive storage insect pest of maize (Zea mays L.) in tropical Africa and worldwide, especially when susceptible varieties are grown. Therefore, grain ...
Genetic analysis and response to selection for resistance to two stem borers, Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus, in tropical maize germplasm.
Maize is the principal staple food in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but production lags behind population growth. The African stem borer, Busseola fusca, Fuller (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), and the spotted stem borer, Chilo ...