Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Agrobiodiversity conservation should be the basic component of any national agricultural improvement programme. Programmes that manage agricultural genetic resources need to reconsider their strategie

Published on Aug 16, 2018 01:55 PM

The success to designing new cultivars, adapted to the
changed climate primarily depends on the information
regarding the genetic variability available within the
taxonomic gene pool of cultivated species. This needs
quantification of genetic variability within manageable set
of collections and information about the phylogenetic
relationships between distant sources of genetic
variability and the cultivated species to enable
introgression of desirable gene(s) into cultivated gene pool
in a usable from. The core collection approach and gene
pool grouping followed by pre-breeding can play an
effective role in providing access to wide range of genetic
resources, bringing their desirable gene(s) into cultivated
species to meet the challenges of climatic changed. The
present article discusses the possible application of these
approaches along with concerns and future perspective.

Keywords: Core collection, genetic resources, gene pool


Year: 2009
Volume: 69
Issue: 4
Article DOI: N/A
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


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