Transfer Of Resistance To The Streak Virus Into East African Maize

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1966
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Audrie K. H
Storey H. H.
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Glasshouse studies on breeding maize for resistance to the streak virus had led to the conclusion that control of this character was mainly by a major gene, but with some deviations attributed to minor genes acting as modifiers. On this basis, streak resistance was transferred to a group of maizes susceptible but otherwise adapted to East African environments; by crossing, backcrossing through two generations and selfing selected phenotypes from the second backcross Thirty-six families, deriving from six recurrent susceptible parental lines, were highly resistant, and were issued for further development to field-breeding stations.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, xxxiii (2), p. 131-135
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