|May Iii, Oscar|
Submitted to: Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Technical Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the cotton industry with updated pedigrees of cultivars and germplasm lines. Pedigree information is useful to geneticists, plant breeders, and public policy makers. Geneticists may use pedigrees to estimate genetic distance among cultivars and to evaluate the contribution of various genetic pools to current cultivars. Breeders can identify genetically dissimilar parents for the purpose of creating new genetic combinations for future crop improvement. Public policy makers can examine pedigrees of new cultivars and thus monitor trends in cultivar genetic diversity. Pedigrees highlight also the contribution of publicly developed germplasm to commercial cultivar development. These data can be valuable to molecular biologists involved in construction of linkage maps by increasing polymorphism in genetically diverse mapping populations.