Utilization of wild arachis species at ICRISAT

Singh, A K and Sastri, D C and Moss, J P (1980) Utilization of wild arachis species at ICRISAT. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Groundnuts, 13-17 October 1980, ICRISAT Center Patancheru, India.

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One of the possibilities for increasing the yield of groundnut , particularly in the Semi -Arid Tropics, is breeding varieties wi th resistance to pests and diseases. Some progress has been made in this field, but the improvements that can be made by breeders are limited by the availability of genes wi thin A. hypogaea. Collect ions of wild species from South America have made available a wider range of genes, especially genes for disease resistance. The richness of Arachis germplasm collection offers a great opportunity for anyone interested in the improvement of this crop (Bunting et al. 1974, Simpson 1976; Smartt et a I. 1978a, b; Gregory and Gregory 1979).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 10:28
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2011 10:28
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3527
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