TAC reviw on plant breeding methods Background Papers

ICRISAT, - (2000) TAC reviw on plant breeding methods Background Papers. Other. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Research and technology development ensuing from genetic improvement, to create more flexibility in 1977 the Genetic Resources and Enhancement Program(GREP) was established at ICRISAT to help developing countries to: 1. Rescue and preserve endangered crop biodiversity; 2. Introduce and apply new biotechnological tools to the need of the semi-arid tropics; 3. Identify valuable new traits for resistance to biological and environmental stresses; and 4. Improve breeding populations as a vehicle for sharing new traits with national agricultural research systems(NARS). The director of the program is based at ICRISAT'S facilities in India, where the center's gemebank and biotechnology labs are located. Particular problems will require special strategies involing partners throughout the semi-arid tropcs(SAT), especilly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The development of breeding population will emphasize vigorous NARS partnership with greater direct ICRISAT involvement in Africa, Genetic resources conservation and delivery of improved germplasm are the focus of GREP activities in Africa. Likewise, GREP scientist are conserving and enhancing crop genetic resources applying conventional and new tools at our headquarters in India. Other scientist are also identifying useful characteristies to improve crop adaptation in the SAT

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plant breeding methods; ICRISAT, RP10053, Background Papers
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 05:27
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 05:27
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8161
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