Advances in Genetic Enhancement of Early and Extra-Early Maize for Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Baffour Badu-Apraku
  • M.A.B.  Fakorede

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede
      Pages 3-10
    3. Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede
      Pages 11-31
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      Pages 33-53
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      Pages 55-63
  3. Maize Breeding Procedures in Sub-Saharan Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
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      Pages 67-110
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      Pages 139-184
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      Pages 185-214
  4. Breeding for Specific Traits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
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      Pages 217-244
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      Pages 287-309
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      Pages 359-378
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      Pages 379-410
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      Pages 427-452

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Corn breeding and genetics Drought Low Nitrogen and Striga tolerance/resistance Disease and pest resistance Climatology Stress tolerance

Authors and affiliations

  • Baffour Badu-Apraku
    • 1
  • M.A.B.  Fakorede
    • 2
  1. 1.International Institute of Tropical AgricultureIbadanNigeria
  2. 2.Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64852-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64851-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64852-1
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