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The Australian national mango breeding project

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Bally, I. S.E., Harris, M. A., Kulkarni, V. J., Hamilton, D., Johnson, P. R., Robinson, D. and Leonardi, J. (2000) The Australian national mango breeding project. Acta Horticulturae, 509 . pp. 225-231. ISSN 05677572 (ISSN); 9789066058620 (ISBN)

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.17660/actahortic.2000.509.22


The Australian Mango Industry is currently based upon one cultivar, Kensington Pride. Whilst this cultivar has wide consumer acceptance, it has a number of serious agronomic problems, which impact greatly on the economic of production, such as low irregular yields, excessive vigour, short shelf life and susceptibility to a range of pre- and post-harvest physiological disorders and diseases. The Australian National Mango Breeding Program was set up as a joint venture between four scientific organisations in 1994 to address some of these issues. The breeding program is based on controlled crosses using, Kensington Pride as the dominant paternal parent and a range of Indian, Floridian and Southeast Asian cultivars as the maternal parent. Teams from the four organisations have cooperated to generated 1896 hybrids from 33 parental combinations in the initial hybridisation phase of the program. This extensive range of hybrids will enable us to conduct heritability studies that will benefit future breeding programs. The techniques used and cultivar incompatibilities encountered are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Australia Control crossing Evaluation Heritability Hybrid Mango
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Horticulture. Horticultural crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
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