Genetic Improvement of Corn (Zea Mays L.) Varieties for High Quality Protein Content

Halimi, Entis Sutisna (2010) Genetic Improvement of Corn (Zea Mays L.) Varieties for High Quality Protein Content. Prosiding Seminar Nasional Hasil Penelitian Bidang Pertanian "Pertanian Terintegrasi Untuk Mencapai Millenium Development Goals (MDGS)", II (1). pp. 11-17. ISSN 978-979-25-8651-0


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Corn is an important food crop. Any research to develop corn with high protein content is very important, since the researh has a great potential to solve the world’s need for a cheap source of protein. The objective of this research were to improve genetic quality, to estimate the role of genetic factor, and to innitate breeding program in Corn for high quality protein content in Indonesia. Research utilized “Top-cross” procedure to cross intoduced germplasm of high quality-protein content of HQPSSS and HQPSCB accessions to national corn varieties of “Arjuna”, “Bisma”, and “Kalingga” . This research resulted six newly-crossed-corn populations, namely “Toray populations” consisted of Toray-1 to Toray-6. These populatios showed good-hard kernel characteristic with estimated potetial protein content of more than 10 %. Genetic analysis suggested that additive gene action played an important role on the trait, and proven heritable, with estimate of heritability value and its standard error of 0.41 and 0.01, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S589.75-589.76 Agriculture and the environment
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > 54204-Agronomy (Agricultural Sciences) (S1)
Depositing User: Dr.Ir.M.Sc E.S. Halimi
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 04:33
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2019 07:28

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