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Detection of quantitative trait loci for kernel oil and protein concentration in a B73 and Zheng58 maize cross

Z. Yang, Li, X., Zhang, N., Zhang, Y. N., Jiang, H. W., Gao, J., Kuai, B. K., Ding, Y. L., Huang, X. Q., Yang, Z., Li, X., Zhang, N., Zhang, Y. N., Jiang, H. W., Gao, J., Kuai, B. K., Ding, Y. L., and Huang, X. Q., Detection of quantitative trait loci for kernel oil and protein concentration in a B73 and Zheng58 maize cross, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the most important food crops throughout the world, and provides oil and proteins to humans and livestock. Kernel oil and protein content in maize are two complex quantitative traits. In order to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling oil and protein concentration in maize kernels, and to evaluate their genetic effects, QTL analysis was conducted on an F3:4 population derived from a cross between an inbred line with a low oil and protein concentration (Zheng58) and an inbred line with a higher oil and protein concentration (B73).

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