Our research objective was to identify QTL for resistance to BLSB so that the information could be used for developing a MAS program in maize.
The susceptible parent 478 is highly susceptible to BLSB in southwestern China (Yang et al.
A total of 11 QTL for BLSB were identified on chromosomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10.
BLSB is an enormously destructive disease on susceptible maize.
To our knowledge, this study is the first report identifying QTL associated with BLSB resistance in maize.
In relation to former chairman, Stephen Banahan - who in a statement presented to last Thursday night's county board meeting said his company BLSB
Ltd was used as a "facility" for the county board to hold A60,000 - Mr Dunne said: "Nobody can have that authority".