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Record number 422655
Title The simultaneous exploitation of Allium fistulosum and A. roylei for the development of new onion cultivars
Author(s) Kik, C.; Heusden, A.W. van; Raamsdonk, L.W.D. van; Khrustaleva, L.I.
Event Plant & Animal Genomes XIII Conference, San Diego, USA, 2005-01-15/2005-01-19
Department(s) Centrum voor Genetische Bronnen Nederland
WUR Plant Breeding
Laboratory of Plant Breeding
RIKILT - Business Unit Safety & Health
PRI Biodiversity and Breeding
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2005
Abstract Onion (Allium cepa L.) is worldwide an important crop species well known for its culinary use and its positive effects on human health. The crop itself has a relative small genetic basis and this hampers the development of new cultivars. This is especially true for the development of cultivars resistant to diseases and pests. Two strategies are possible to enrich the onion germplasm with novel sources of resistance, namely on the one hand sexual hybridization and subsequent backcrossing and on the other hand genetic transformation. Both strategies have been pursued with success in the past ten years in our onion genetics and breeding programme (www.plant.wur.nl/expertise/alliumresearch). In this paper the issues related to our onion hybridization research will be highlighted. Attention will be paid to Allium phylogenetics, crossability, genepool approach for alien introgression, genetic mapping and the relationship between genetic and physical maps.
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