Original Articles

Screening for DIMBOA (benzoxazinone) concentration among South African inbred maize lines and sorghum cultivars

Published in: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Volume 1, issue 4, 1984 , pages: 99–102
DOI: 10.1080/02571862.1984.10634120
Author(s): C. Malan,, J.H. VisserDepartment of Botany,, H.A. van de VenterDepartment of Botany,


Twenty-seven popular South African inbred maize lines, four commercial maize cultivars, two sweet corn cultivars and two grain sorghum cultivars were screened by means of a rapid, semi-quantitative method to determine DIMBOA concentration. Significant differences were found between inbred lines. Sweet corn cultivars exhibited a relatively high concentration of DIMBOA, while grain sorghum contained a very low concentration. Although differences in concentration between plants cultivated from different seed sizes were found, no definite trend could be established.

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