Campus Units

Agronomy

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

Plant Breeding: The Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium

First Page

335

Last Page

344

DOI

10.1002/9780470752708.ch24

Abstract

Improving the amino acid balance of grain has been a long-standing objective of plant-breeding research. In this chapter, we review the history of maize breeding for improved amino acid balance. Following this, we present results of our experiments involving divergent selection for the levels of the amino acids tryptophan and methionine in random-mated populations.

Comments

This is a chapter from Darrigues, A., Lamkey, K. R. and Scott, M. P. (2006) Breeding for Grain Amino Acid Composition in Maize, in Plant Breeding: The Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium (eds K. R. Lamkey and M. Lee), Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470752708.ch24.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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