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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Release of Maize Germplasm Lines Mo48 and Mo49 with Resistance to European Corn Borer

Authors
item Willmot, David
item Hibbard, Bruce
item Barry, Dean - USDA RETIRED
item Antonio, Arnulfo
item Darrah, Larry

Submitted to: Germplasm Release
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: June 25, 2004
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: This is a germplasm release, no interpretive summary required.

Technical Abstract: Corn (maize) germplasm lines Mo48 and Mo49 are yellow dent inbred lines developed for European corn borer (ECB) resistance by the Plant Genetics Research Unit of the USDA-ARS in cooperation with the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Missouri-Columbia. European corn borers continue to cause economic losses by tunneling into stalks, shanks, and ears; disrupting growth; and introducing rotting organisms which results in lodged plants and ears. These lines contain diverse sources of resistance to this important economic pest and offer a source of native-plant, non-transgenic germplasm for breeders to incorporate into commercial corn.

Last Modified: 4/17/2014
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