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dc.contributor.advisorMihail, Jeanne D.eng
dc.contributor.authorHames, Kasey Anneng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 4, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jeanne Mihaileng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.eng
dc.description"December 2011"eng
dc.description.abstractZea mays L. is one of the world's most important and widely grown crops and is susceptible to a wide range of plant pathogens. One fungal pathogen of particular concern is Aspergillus flavus Link, which is capable of producing the secondary metabolite aflatoxin. Aflatoxin poses serious health concerns when consumed by humans and animals and when consumed in large doses can lead to abdominal pain, liver damage, and death. While regulated in the United States, many underdeveloped countries do not have the resources to monitor aflatoxin accumulation in maize and, thus, developing low aflatoxin accumulation commercial maize lines would be of great benefit. The objective of this project was to identify genotypic and phenotypic predictors of low aflatoxin accumulation that could help maize breeders develop a low aflatoxin accumulating line. The results of this work reveal the potential impact the maternal parental plant has on low aflatoxin accumulation through the movement of carbohydrates into developing kernels, how maternal tissues (e.g. husks, cob and pericarp) serve as barriers to fungal infection and the location of QTL in the maize genome associated with low aflatoxin accumulation.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentxx, 267 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872560699eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/14494eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/14494
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectmaizeeng
dc.subjectaflatoxineng
dc.subjecthuman consumptioneng
dc.subjecthealth riskeng
dc.titleGenotypic and phenotypic predictors of low aflatoxin accumulation in Zea mayseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant, insect and microbial sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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