Introgression of traits of agronomic importance for the development of improved germplasm in Colombia

Published on 20 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 January 2007 | End Date: 31 December 2010


This project sees the development of new rice germplasm which incorporates agronomic characteristics of interest present in exotic materials (Colombian landraces, North American varieties, and lines derived from wild species) into the genetic backgrounds of elite lines. Germplasm development is done using different breeding strategies such as recurrent selection, limited backcrossing, and anther culture. For generational advance of the elite varieties we are using different methodologies such as anther culture, field evaluation and selection in contrasting locations and methods of pedigree and recurrent selection.


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