Utilization of plant genetic resources in crop breeding programmes

Bidinger, F R (1991) Utilization of plant genetic resources in crop breeding programmes. In: First National Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources, 19-21 Nov 1991, ICRISAT Patancheru, India.

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There are a wide variety of ways in which plant genetic resources are used in crop breeding programmes. These depend upon the problems which the breeder is t&g to solve, the resources at hand to solve them, the reproductive biology of the crop, and the availability of appropriate genetic resources collections. The important fact is that all breeding programmes depend on genetic resources of one type or another to make progress in improving yield, disease or pest resistance, and produd quality of the crop, forage or ornamental plants they are responsible for. This paper considers in general terms some of the important ways in which genetic resources collections are used in m&k plant breeding programmes, and illustrates the general principles with an example of different uses of a very good national genetic resources collection in a breeding programme currently in its initial stages in Namibia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 06:23
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 06:23
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4377
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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