Origins and pedigrees of public soybean varieties in the United States and Canada

Bernard, R.L. (1988) Origins and pedigrees of public soybean varieties in the United States and Canada. Other. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington.

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In this report are described the origins of the 440 U.S. and Canadian soybean varieties that are maintained in the USDA Germplasm Collection at Urbana, Illinois, and Stoneville, Mississippi. Varieties in commercial use before the mid-1940's were mostly introductions, and this report includes for each the geographic place of origin, the person or institution that provided the seeds, the foreign variety name (if any), as well as information about when it was released and who released it in the United States or Canada. Modern varieties have been developed by hybridization and selection. In this bulletin, the pedigree is specified and where and when each variety was developed and released. This information allows researchers and breeders to trace modern soybean varieties back to their introduced ancestors and facilitates breeding plans and evaluation of the germplasm base of the current commercial soybean crop

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultivar, germplasm, Glycine max (L.) Merrill, pedigree, soybean, variety origin
Author Affiliation: Research Geneticist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, South Goodwin Ave., Urbana
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Soyabean
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 07:58
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 08:04
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