Funding for this research was provided by:
State Key Laboratory of North China Crop Improvement and Regulation (NCCIR2021ZZ-10)
Science and Technology Innovation Team of Maize Modern Seed Industry in Hebei (21326319D)
Maize Industry Technology System Genetic and Breeding Positions in Shandong (SDAIT-02-01)
Received: 23 October 2021
Accepted: 10 October 2022
First Online: 1 November 2022
: The authors declare no competing interests.
: No ethics approval was required. The authors declare that the experimental methods conducted in this study complied with current Chinese laws and regulations. The seeds of maize used in the study were kindly provided by professor Jinsheng Lai of the National Maize Improvement Center, College of Agronomy, China Agricultural University and kept in our lab in the State Key Laboratory of North China Crop Improvement and Regulation, Hebei Sub-center for National Maize Improvement Center, College of Agronomy, Hebei Agricultural University.
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: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.