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Marker assisted breeding and mass selection of wheat composite cross populations

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Steffan, Philipp; Borgen, Anders; Lazzaro, Mariaterresa; Backes, Gunter and Rasmussen, Søren Kjærgaard (2011) Marker assisted breeding and mass selection of wheat composite cross populations. In: Organic Plant Breeding: What makes the difference?, pp. 50-51.

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Summary

Utilising diverse populations instead of single line varieties is expected to lead to a number of advantages in cereal production. These include reduced epidemics of plant diseases, improved weed competition and better exploitation of soil nutrients, resulting in improved yield stability. However, a number of challenges must be met before diverse wheat populations can be introduced into commercial wheat production: one of these is the development of breeding technologies based on mass selection which enable breeders and farmers to improve specific traits in populations and maintain diversity at the same time.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Denmark > Agrologica
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences
Deposited By: Borgen, Ph.D. Anders
ID Code:22183
Deposited On:15 Jan 2013 10:11
Last Modified:15 Jan 2013 10:11
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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