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Sweet Corn Research around the World 2015–2020

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Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC), Apartado 28, 36080 Pontevedra, Spain
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Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706-1514, USA
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Agronomy 2021, 11(3), 534; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030534
Received: 6 January 2021 / Revised: 24 February 2021 / Accepted: 10 March 2021 / Published: 12 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maize Breeding for Alternative and Multiple Uses)
Modern sweet corn is distinguished from other vegetable corns by the presence of one or more recessive alleles within the maize endosperm starch synthesis pathway. This results in reduced starch content and increased sugar concentration when consumed fresh. Fresh sweet corn originated in the USA and has since been introduced in countries around the World with increasing popularity as a favored vegetable choice. Several reviews have been published recently on endosperm genetics, breeding, and physiology that focus on the basic biology and uses in the US. However, new questions concerning sustainability, environmental care, and climate change, along with the introduction of sweet corn in other countries have produced a variety of new uses and research activities. This review is a summary of the sweet corn research published during the five years preceding 2021. View Full-Text
Keywords: sweet corn; breeding; stress; pests; nutrition; quality sweet corn; breeding; stress; pests; nutrition; quality
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Revilla, P.; Anibas, C.M.; Tracy, W.F. Sweet Corn Research around the World 2015–2020. Agronomy 2021, 11, 534. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030534

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Revilla P, Anibas CM, Tracy WF. Sweet Corn Research around the World 2015–2020. Agronomy. 2021; 11(3):534. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030534

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Revilla, Pedro, Calli M. Anibas, and William F. Tracy. 2021. "Sweet Corn Research around the World 2015–2020" Agronomy 11, no. 3: 534. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030534

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