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Building a genetic foundation for Australia’s citrus future

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Smith, M. W. (2021) Building a genetic foundation for Australia’s citrus future. Project Report. Hort Innovation.


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The main highlight of this phase of the Australian Citrus Breeding program (CT15017 – Building a genetic foundation for Australia’s citrus future) was the release of two new mandarin varieties and their commercial adoption. Known as ‘Premier Murcott’ and ‘CB Murcott’ these new varieties were selected from large field populations of hybrids and then re-selected to reduce their seed number. The development of these two new varieties represent a concerted effort to combine attractive fruit appearance with good eating quality.

At project conclusion over 40,000 unique hybrids are growing in the field representing genetic combinations aimed at addressing all the traits required for commercially successful new citrus varieties.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Final report, citrus, orange, mandarin, breeding, triploidy, disease resistance, seedlessness, irradiation, alternaria brown spot, citrus scab, citrus black spot, citrus tristeza virus, huanglongbing
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Tree crops
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Plant pests and diseases
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Live Archive:05 Oct 2023 00:47
Last Modified:05 Oct 2023 01:52

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