Considerations for Breeding, Maintenance, and Utilization of TGMS Lines for a Two-Parent Hybrid System in Pigeonpea

Saxena, K B and Choudhary, A K and Hingane, A J (2015) Considerations for Breeding, Maintenance, and Utilization of TGMS Lines for a Two-Parent Hybrid System in Pigeonpea. International Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (3). pp. 344-348. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Abstract

Thermo-sensitive male sterility (TGMS) system has already proven its worth in rice. After China, it is now finding its roots in other rice growing countries. In pigeonpea, the first thermo-sensitive male sterility has now been reported, and this provides a good option to pigeonpea breeders for breeding high yielding hybrids. This will ease the process of seed production of male sterile (A-line) parent, because it will eliminate the need of maintainer (B-line) and more importantly, the pollinating insects. Besides this, for hybrid seed production it will not require the fertility restorer (R-line) also. To assist the pigeonpea breeders, this paper outlines salient feature of TGMS-based hybrid breeding technology (two parent hybrid breeding) such as breeding new hybrid parents, seed production, and identifying critical sterility and fertility points.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRPS: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Temperature-sensitive male sterility, Pigeonpea, Hybrid breeding
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 10:16
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 10:16
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9156
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