How wide is the Genetic Base of Pulse Crops?

Kumar, S. and Gupta, S. and Chandra, S. and Singh, B.B. (2003) How wide is the Genetic Base of Pulse Crops? In: National Symposium on Crop Diversification and Natural Resources Management, 20-22 December 2003, Kanpur.

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Genetic base as revealed by the pedigree records of released varieties appears to be narrow in major pulse crops because of the frequent use of the same parents and their derivatives in breeding programmes. Pedigree analysis of 86 chickpea cultivars that have been released through hybridization in the country traced back to 95 ancestors. This appears to be insignificant part of the germplasm accessions conserved in various gene banks around the world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pedigree, Genetics
Author Affiliation: Indian Institute of Pulse Research, Kanpur, UP
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 09:05
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2013 09:05

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