Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2007
Publication Date: 6/21/2007
Citation: Campbell, M., Jane, J., Pollak, L.M., Blanco, M.H., O'Brien, A. 2007. Registration of maize germplasm line GEMS-0067. Journal of Plant Registrations. 1:60-61. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: GEMS-0067 is a partially inbred germplasm line released by Truman State University (TSU) in accordance with the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM) protocol. This line is being released for use in the development of genetically diverse, elite, amylomaize class VII parental lines possessing modifier genes that, together with the recessive amylose-extender (ae) allele, elevate starch amylose content to at least 70%. The development of high-amylose maize varieties where difficulties encountered in its development is likely the result of the lack of modifier genes needed to reach required amylose percentages in most breeding sources. To our knowledge GEM-0067 represents the only public source of amylomaize VII to date. This germplasm is important for breeders of specialty maize.