Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize Chapter uri icon


  • 2015 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Inference on the genetic basis of phenotypic variation in maize can be valuable for basic scientifi c understanding of plant processes and crop improvement. The ease by which traits can be genetically dissected has greatly improved over the last 25 years, and studies have begun to shift toward using larger and more diverse population samples. Metaanalyses and multi-parent population studies have shed light on the genetic architecture of numerous traits in maize and a pattern on the distribution of genetic variation has emerged. New technologies and approaches have provided increased resolution of the genomic variants associated with phenotypic variation, but identifying the causal variants remains challenging. The next decade of maize genetics and breeding is expected to provide a broadened scope of inference concerning the genetic basis of phenotypic variation and lead to a stronger alliance with breeding.

author list (cited authors)

  • Murray, S. C., & Wisser, R. J.

citation count

  • 2

editor list (cited editors)

  • Wusirika, R., Bohn, M., Lai, J., & Kole, C.

Book Title

  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize

publication date

  • January 2014