Wheat breeding

Current status and bottlenecks

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Abstract

Wheat improvement in the twentieth century was carried out using traditional breeding methods. One consequence of commercial breeding is that differences between alleles are diminishing in modern elite cultivars. The strategy to “cross the best with the best” resulted in a narrowing genetic variation of new cultivars and a stagnation in the yield improvement during the last period of wheat production in several regions of the world. It has become evident that the development of wheat genotypes for further crop improvement will require new breeding tools to widen genetic variation and the selection of wheat cultivars that meet new challenges. The use of wild and cultivated relatives in traditional breeding is time-consuming in many cases. Efficient wheat breeding programmes will require breeding efforts, including new strategies in gene bank research to exploit the genetic variation existing in wild relatives, the utilisation of the genetic variation in wild relatives to develop new germplasm in pre-breeding programmes and the introgression of new germplasm into the elite wheat pool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages77-101
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783319234946, 9783319234939
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Biotic stress resistance
  • Breeding methods
  • Crossability
  • Linkage drag
  • Nutritional quality
  • Obstacles to interspecific breeding
  • Pre-breeding
  • Wheat breeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Bedő, Z., & Láng, L. (2015). Wheat breeding: Current status and bottlenecks. In Alien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics (pp. 77-101). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23494-6-3

Wheat breeding : Current status and bottlenecks. / Bedő, Z.; Láng, L.

Alien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 77-101.

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Bedő, Z & Láng, L 2015, Wheat breeding: Current status and bottlenecks. in Alien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics. Springer International Publishing, pp. 77-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23494-6-3
Bedő Z, Láng L. Wheat breeding: Current status and bottlenecks. In Alien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics. Springer International Publishing. 2015. p. 77-101 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23494-6-3
Bedő, Z. ; Láng, L. / Wheat breeding : Current status and bottlenecks. Alien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics. Springer International Publishing, 2015. pp. 77-101
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