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Past, current and future approaches to mango genetic improvement in Australia

Bally, I.S.E., Muller, W.J., Lu, P., Gonzalez, A. and Johnson, P. (2009) Past, current and future approaches to mango genetic improvement in Australia. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Mango Symposium, Sun City, South Africa, 5-10 February 2006. International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).

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Improving the genetic base of cultivars that underpin commercial mango production is generally recognized as necessary for long term industry stability. Genetic improvement can take many approaches to improve cultivars, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. This paper will discuss several approaches used in the genetic improvement of mangoes in Australia, including varietal introductions, selection of monoembryonic progeny, selection within polyembryonic populations, assisted open pollination and controlled closed pollination. The current activities of the Australian National Mango Breeding Program will be outlined, and the analysis and use of hybrid phenotype data from the project for selection of next generation parents will be discussed. Some of the important traits that will enhance the competitiveness of future cultivars will be introduced and the challenges in achieving them discussed. The use of a genomics approach and its impact on future mango breeding is examined.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
Keywords:Genetic improvement; genome analysis; genomes; genomics; mangoes; plant breeding.
Subjects:Plant culture > Propagation
Science > Biology > Genetics
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Stonefruit
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