Genetic Material and Breeding Design for Drought-Resistant Cotton
Cluster11 Molecular Breeding Scheme for Drought-Resistant Cotton. Project ID : 8-2012-2776
Summary of the technology
Molecular Breeding Scheme for Drought-Resistant Cotton.
Project ID : 8-2012-2776
Description of the technology
Improving drought resistance in most popular commercial species
Agriculture, Plant Genetics
Proof of biological concept: initial development of genetic material
Proprietary cotton varieties will be developed
Selected quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that confer drought resistance were exchanged between the two species through marker assisted selection (MAS). The resulting near isogenic lines (NILs) were shown to enhance drought responses in field trials.