Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 30, 2005
Publication Date: May 20, 2006
Citation: Lewellen, R.T. 2006. Registrations of C931, C941, CR11, and CZ25/2 self-fertile, genetic-male-sterile facilitated, random-mated, sugarbeet germplasm populations. Crop Science 46:1412-1414. DOI:10.2135/cropsci2005.10-0372. Technical Abstract: Sugarbeet is naturally self-sterile and most germplasm can not be selfed to produce selfed progenies for breeding and genetic research. However, it is often very useful to be able to produce selfed progeny families. With the use of the genes for self-fertility and genetic-male-sterility, over the past 35 years, advanced breeding sources have been developed at Salinas as self-fertile, genetic-male-sterile facilitated, random-mated populations. Populations C931, C941, CR11, and CZ25/2 were developed and released. These populations combine multiple disease resistance in highly productive backgrounds. They should be useful to develop parental lines, to continue population improvement, and to enhance germplasm resources.