Study on Two Agronomic Traits Associated with Kernel Weight in a Maize RIL Segregation Population
Maize (Zea mays L.) is a very important crop in the world. In this present study, two important agronomic traits, related to kernel weight, were investigated in a maize Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) population derived from the cross of Mo17 and Huangzao4, including 100-kernel weight and ear kernel weight. Furthermore, the descriptive statistics, analysis of variance and correlation analysis were performed using SPSS 11.5 software in the RIL population. The results are useful for further developing quantitative trait locus mapping and molecular marker-assisted selection for the two traits of maize.
KeywordsMaize (Zea mays L.) Recombinant inbred line population 100-kernel weight Ear kernel weight Statistic analysis
This work was financially supported by the Scientific Research Fund of the Sichuan Provincial Education Department (13ZA0012) of China.
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