Hybrid Rice Breeding Manual

Hybrid Rice Breeding Manual

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Heterosis breeding and hybrid rice; Male sterility systems in rice; Organization of hybrid rice breeding program using CMS system; Source nursery; CMS maintenance and evaluation nursery; Testcross nursery; Restorer purification nursery; Backcross nursery; Combining ability nursery; Breeding rice hybrids with TGMS system; Nucleus and breeder seed production of A, B, R, and TGMS lines; Seed production of experimental rice hybrids; Evaluation of experimental rice hybrids; Improvement of parental lines; Methods of enhancing the levels of heterosis; Quality assurance procedures in hybrid rice breeding.Source nursery - Keeping in view the breeding objective, assemble the genetically diverse elite lines since genetic diversity is the key ... Material planted in the source nursery may not always be pure. ... Include only one or two most stable and commercially usable CMS lines representing each CMS source in the source nursery. ... Use only a single plant from each of the 138 Hybrid Rice Breeding Manual.

Title:Hybrid Rice Breeding Manual
Publisher:Int. Rice Res. Inst. - 1997


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