Discovery of genomic regions associated with grain yield and other agronomic traits in maize under low nitrogen conditions in multiple bi-parental populations

Description of the topic

(1) Phenotypic characterization – Quantitative genetic parameters - estimate genetic variability and heritability under optimum and low nitrogen conditions and relative efficiency of indirect selection.

(2) Identify the genomic regions associated with agronomic traits under optimum and drought management in multiple biparental populations.

Work expectations

Efficiency of indirect selection for breeding under low N.

Identification of genomic regions and possible candidate genes for low N stress and publishing the results in peer reviewed journal.