Hybrid pigeonpea (Pushkal)world's first cytoplasmic male sterility based legume

Saxena, K B (2008) Hybrid pigeonpea (Pushkal)world's first cytoplasmic male sterility based legume. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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The world’s first pigeonpea hybrid, ICPH 8, based on the genetic-male sterility (GMS) system, was released in 1991 by ICRISAT and ICAR. This is considered a milestone in the history of food legume breeding. Subsequently, five other GMS-based hybrids were released by various ICAR institutions. In spite of demonstrating high yields, these hybrids could not reach farmers’ fields because of their high costs and quality concerns. The inherent constraints were associated with the seed multiplication of their female parents, and this was a major bottleneck in large scale hybrid seed production.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Ms Vibha Raju
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 05:00
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 09:41
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4029
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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