Pre-Breeding: A Link between Genetic Resources and Maize Breeding

Nass, L.L. and Paterniani, E. (2000) Pre-Breeding: A Link between Genetic Resources and Maize Breeding. Scientia Agricola,, 57 (3). pp. 581-587.

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Activities related to genetic resources are characterized by high cost and long term return. Thus the conservation of genetic variability for the future and the efficient utilization of available accessions are two important goals to be attained. However, the low utilization of germplasm banks is not restricted to Brazil but to other developing countries as well. Therefore, pre-breeding is a promising alternative to link genetic resources and breeding programs. Several aspects for maize are discussed such as concept, importance, methods and results. Problems to be investigated and suggestions are also presented.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, SAIN Parque Rural, CEP: 70770-900 - Brasília, DF.
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 03:44
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2013 03:44

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