alexa KERNEL MODIFICATIONS AND TRYPTOPHAN CONTENT IN QPM SEGREGATING GENERATIONS
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Anthropology Reports

Author(s): Dragana IGNJATOVIMICI, Goran STANKOVI Ksenija MARK, Sneana MLADENOVI DRINI, Vesna LAZIJANI, Miloje DENI

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Maize has poor nutritional value due to deficiency of two essential amino acids – tryptophan and lysine. Although recessive opaque2 (o2) mutation significantly increases their content in the endosperm, incorporation of opaque2 into high yielding cultivars was not commercially successful, because of its numerous agronomic and processing problems due to soft endosperm. Quality protein maize - QPM has lately been introduced as opaque2 maize with improved endosperm hardness and improved agronomic traits, but mostly within tropical and subtropical germplasm. The ongoing breeding project at MRI includes improvement of MRI opaque2 lines and conversion of standard lines to QPM germplasm.

This article was published in Genetika and referenced in Journal of Anthropology Reports

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