Current status and future strategy in breeding grasspea (Lathyrus sativus)

Campbell, C.G. and Mehra, R.B. and Agrawal, S.K. and Chen, Y.Z. and Abd-El-Moneim, A.M. and Khawaja, H.I.T. and Yadov, C.R. and Tay, J.U. and Araya, W.A. (1994) Current status and future strategy in breeding grasspea (Lathyrus sativus). Euphytica, 73 (1-2). pp. 167-175.

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Research on grasspea (Lathyrus sativus) improvement has increased since the development of lines that are very low in the neurotoxin β-N-oxalyl-L-α-β-diamino propionic acid (ODAP); also referred to as β-N oxalylamino-L-alanine (BOAA). Many programmes now address several related aspects of improvement simultaneously. These include reduced ODAP concentrations, insect and disease resistance, nitrogen fixation, agronomic practices, fodder and forage production, and components for increased yielding ability. The coordinated, multidisciplinary approach now being applied to the genetic improvement of grasspea should allow the potential of this largely neglected grain legume to be fully realized

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Agriculture Canada Research Station, Morden, Manitoba, R0G 1JO, Canada
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 04:54
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 04:54
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