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- Chaikam, Vijay; Gowda, Manje; Nair, Sudha K.; Melchinger, Albrecht E.; Boddupalli, Prasanna M.
- Euphytica 2019 v.215 no.8 pp. 138
- Zea mays; agronomic traits; breeding programs; chromosomes; corn; corn ears; doubled haploids; genes; genetic improvement; genome-wide association study; genomics; genotype; germplasm; haploidy; inbred lines; inflorescences; male fertility; plant height; pollen; selfing
- ... Efficient production and use of doubled haploid lines can greatly accelerate genetic gains in maize breeding programs. One of the critical steps in standard doubled haploid line production is doubling the haploid genome using toxic and costly mitosis-inhibiting chemicals to achieve fertility in haploids. Alternatively, fertility may be spontaneously restored by natural chromosomal doubling, althou ...
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