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Author Badu-Apraku, Baffour.

Title Advances in genetic enhancement of early and extra-early maize for Sub-Saharan Africa / Baffour Badu-Apraku, M.A.B. Fakorede.

Published Cham : Springer, [2017]


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences eBooks 2017 English+International
Contents Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Abbreviations and Acronyms; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Introduction; Chapter 1: Maize in Sub-Saharan Africa: Importance and Production Constraints; 1.1 Production and Role of Maize in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.2 Industrial Uses of Maize in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.3 Constraints of Maize Production in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.4 Improving Maize Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.5 Conclusions; References; Chapter 2: Climatology of Maize in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.1 Agroclimatic Zones of West and Central Africa; 2.1.1 Forest Zone.
2.1.2 Savanna Zone2.2 Improved Classification of WA Agroecological Zones for Maize Production; 2.3 Some Empirical Evidences of the Impact of Climate Change; 2.4 Response of Maize to Climatic Factors Under WA Agroclimatic Conditions; 2.5 Effects of Climatic Factors on Growth and Grain Yield of Maize in West Africa; 2.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Morphology and Physiology of Maize; 3.1 Origin of the Maize Plant; 3.2 Adaptation; 3.3 Classification of Maize; 3.4 Maize Physiology Studies in SSA; 3.5 Summary; References; Chapter 4: Pollination Techniques; 4.1 Introduction.
4.2 Pollination Control4.2.1 Bagging Ear Shoot; 4.2.2 Cutting Back of Ear Shoots; 4.2.3 Pollen Shed and Controlled Pollination; 4.3 Diallel Crossing; 4.4 Bulk Pollination or Half-Sibbing; 4.5 Full-Sibbing; 4.6 Emperical Studies on Maize Pollination; 4.7 Conclusions; References; Part II: Maize Breeding Procedures in Sub- Saharan Africa; Chapter 5: Population Improvement and Development of Open-Pollinated Varieties; 5.1 Maize Breeding Objectives; 5.2 Choice of Germplasm; 5.3 Development of Breeding Populations; 5.4 Heterotic Populations and Inbreds; 5.5 Recurrent Selection.
5.6 Intrapopulation Improvement Methods5.6.1 Mass Selection; 5.6.2 Modified Mass Selection (Grid System); 5.6.3 Half-Sib Family Selection (Ear-to-Row); 5.6.4 Modified Ear-to-Row Selection; 5.6.5 Half-Sib Family Selection Using Testers (Testcross Selection); 5.6.6 Full-Sib Family Selection; 5.6.7 S1 Family Selection; 5.6.8 S2 Family Selection; 5.7 Combined Breeding Methods; 5.8 Interpopulation Improvement Methods; 5.8.1 Reciprocal Recurrent Selection; 5.8.2 Half-Sib Reciprocal Recurrent Selection; 5.8.3 Full-Sib Reciprocal Recurrent Selection; 5.9 Predicting Response to Recurrent Selection.
5.10 Development of Experimental Varieties5.11 Effectiveness of Recurrent Selection in Maize Improvement: Empirical Results from WCA; 5.12 Development of Stress-Tolerant Early and Extra-Early Source Populations for Recurrent Selection; 5.13 S1 Recurrent Selection Scheme; 5.13.1 Evaluation of Progress; 5.13.2 Response of the Populations to Recurrent Selection; Early Populations; Extra-Early Populations; 5.13.3 Performance of Derived Cultivars from the Selection Programs; 5.14 Conclusions; References.
Notes Chapter 6: Inbred and Hybrid Maize Development: Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Summary The book focuses on the principles and practices of tropical maize improvement with special emphasis on early and extra-early maize to feed the increasing population in Sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights the similarities and differences between results obtained in temperate regions of the world and WCA in terms of corroboration or refutation of genetic principles and theory of maize breeding. The book is expected to be of great interest to maize breeders, advanced undergraduates, graduate students, professors and research scientists in the national and international research institutes all over the world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. It will also serve as a useful reference for agricultural extension and technology transfer systems, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), seed companies and community-based seed enterprises, policy makers, and all those who are interested in generating wealth from agriculture and alleviating hunger and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Other author Fakorede, M. A. B.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Corn -- Breeding -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Corn -- Genetics.
Corn -- Genetic engineering -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319648521 (electronic bk.)
3319648527 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-64852-1