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Badu-Apraku, Baffour

Advances in Genetic Enhancement of Early and Extra-Early Maize for Sub-Saharan Africa

Badu-Apraku, Baffour - Advances in Genetic Enhancement of Early and Extra-Early Maize for Sub-Saharan Africa, ebook

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction

1. Maize in Sub-Saharan Africa: Importance and Production Constraints
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

2. Climatology of Maize in Sub-Saharan Africa
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

3. Morphology and Physiology of Maize
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

4. Pollination Techniques
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

Part II. Maize Breeding Procedures in Sub-Saharan Africa

5. Population Improvement and Development of Open-Pollinated Varieties
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

6. Inbred and Hybrid Maize Development: Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

7. Genetic Diversity, Heterotic Grouping, and Testers in Hybrid Maize Production
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

8. Molecular Approaches to Maize Improvement
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

Part III. Breeding for Specific Traits

9. Breeding of Quality Protein and Provitamin A Maize
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

10. Breeding for Striga Resistance
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

11. Breeding Maize for Drought Tolerance
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

12. Improvement of Early and Extra-Early Maize for Combined Tolerance to Drought and Heat Stress in Sub-Saharan Africa
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

13. Breeding for Tolerance to Low Soil Nitrogen
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

14. Breeding for Disease Resistance in Maize
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

15. Breeding Maize for Insect Pest Resistance
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

16. Genetic Enhancement for Multiple Stress Tolerance
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

Part IV. Improving Breeding Efficiency

17. Genotype x Environment Interaction and Repeatability of Traits
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

18. Selection Indices and Use of Secondary Traits
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

Part V. Potential Role of Early and Extra-Early Maize in Sustainable Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

19. Variety Testing, Release, and Registration in West Africa
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

20. Seed Technology for Sustainable Maize Production in Sub-Saharan Africa
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

21. Commercialization of Early and Extra-Early Maize and Impact on Maize Production and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

22. Future Outlook and Challenges of Maize Improvement
Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede

Keywords: Life Sciences, Agriculture, Plant Breeding/Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology

Author(s)
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
46 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319648521
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-64851-4

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