Genetic characterization of early maturing maize hybrids (Zea mays L.) obtained by protein and RAPD markers

Iva Bauer, Snezana Mladenovic-Drinic, Milomir Filipovic, Kosana Konstantinov
2005 Genetika  
nov (2005) : Genetic characterization of early maturing maize hybrids (Zea mays L.) obtained by Vol. 37, No. 3,[235][236][237][238][239][240][241][242][243] Knowledge of maize germplasm genetic diversity is important for planning breeding programmes, germplasm conservation per se etc. Genetic variability of maize hybrids grown in the fields is also very important because genetic uniformity implies risks of genetic vulnerability to stress factors and can cause great losts in yield. Early
more » ... ield. Early maturing maize hybrids are characterized by shorter vegetation period and they are grown in areas with shorter vegetation season. Because of different climatic conditions in these areas lines and hybrids are developed with different features in respect to drought resistance and disease resistance. The objective of our study was to characterize set of early maturing maize hybrids with protein and RAPD markers and to compare this clasification with their pedigree information. RAPD markers gave significantly higher rate of polymorphism than protein markers. Better corelation was found among pedigree information and protein markers.
doi:10.2298/gensr0503235b fatcat:kxi3njgi7napvec2cgtzlukgyi