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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Temperate Climates

Location: Sugarcane Research

Title: Sugarcane true seed importation: A new genetic resource?

item HOY, JEFF - Louisiana State University Agcenter
item Hale, Anna
item KIMBENG, COLLINS - Louisiana State University Agcenter

Submitted to: Sugar Journal
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2015
Publication Date: 12/1/2015
Citation: Hoy, J., Hale, A.L., Kimbeng, C. 2015. Sugarcane true seed importation: A new genetic resource. Sugar Journal. 78(5):24-28.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Breeding programs for major sugarcane industries currently have a high level of interest in developing protocols for the importation of true seed. Recent research in the U.S. has led to a protocol change that will enable sugarcane breeders to import true seed from around the world. This is expected to benefit the U.S. sugarcane breeding programs by enabling them to have access to wider variation in germplasm, including wild species that can be difficult to export from their point of origin. In addition, it could allow breeders access to seed that cannot be produced in this country due to poor flowering. This true seed represents a valuable genetic resource, and in the future, seed importation is likely to become more routine.