2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Science

Yield and Quality Evaluation of Amylomaize VII Test Crosses
Anna T. O'Brien
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor

High amylose corn refers to varieties having greater than 50% of its starch in the form of amylose. These varieties are grown mainly for wet milling and are used in and to create items such as: gum, biodegradable packaging materials, motherboards, food additives and other applications requiring starches that crystallize quickly. The only public source in which amylomaize VII germplasm has been developed, almost entirely using USDA-GEM germplasm, is at Truman State University. A yield trial was established in the summer of 2004, in order to identify high yielding amylomaize VII test hybrids, at Kirksville, MO, the Greenly Research Station in Novelty, Missouri and in Ames Iowa. In most cases, GEM hybrids out yielded the proprietary amylomaize VII (70% amylose) check. The best crosses were those between non-stiff stalk amylomaize GEM lines and the proprietary stiff stalk tester. These amylomaize VII hybrids could provide Missouri farmers an alternative crop.

Keywords: High Amylose corn, amylomaize VII, USDA-GEM germplasm

Topic(s):Agricultural Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-53
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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