CRP 803

Principles of Cultivar Development (3 Units )


Plant Genetic Resources, Line development and recurrent selection, Plant
breeding methods-back crossing, cultivar developments for dicot and
monocot crop plants, mutation breeding and hybridization, introduction to
genetic engineering, exploiting cytological and genetic methods in crop
improvement (induction and utilization of male sterility, polyploidy, double
haploids breeding, apomixes), Variety release and variety integrity
maintenance, Analysis of crosses, expectation for line cross means, heterosis,
inbreeding depression, Analysis of mating designs, North Carolina (NC)
designs I, II and III, diallel mating designs; Hayman-Jinks analysis, Marker
based analysis; molecular markers, Genetic maps, Marker-trait association;
Recombinant inbred lines


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