Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Rye confers high anther extrusion to bread wheat via triticale x wheat crosses
Author(s): Vikrant Khare, Puja Srivastava, Achla Sharma, NS Bains and Kavita Sinha
Abstract: Man made cereal, triticale, aims to combine desirable traits of wheat and rye in a single crop species. Outcross promoting floral traits from rye such as anther size and extrusion are relevant for development of fertility restorers for hybrid wheat programme. A large set of germplasm lines derived from triticale x wheat crosses underwent preliminary characterization in a previous study (Yousef, 2015). The initial cross involved improved triticale variety TL 2908, and wheat variety Chinese Spring with Ph suppressor genes (CSS). This was followed by a backcross with CSS and further backcrosses with improved wheat variety PBW 343. The huge improvement for anther extrusion was obtained in PBW343 which otherwise is shy floret opener.
How to cite this article:
Vikrant Khare, Puja Srivastava, Achla Sharma, NS Bains and Kavita Sinha. Rye confers high anther extrusion to bread wheat via triticale x wheat crosses. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 2167-2170.