27-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Development and enhancement of quality protein maize germplasm

Title of project: Development and enhancement of quality protein maize germplasm
Project funding: Institute
Total approved cost of the project: NA

Objective:

  • To develop QPM inbred lines of different maturity groups with >0.6%tryptophan
  • To develop high yielding Single Cross Hybrids of QPM with tryptophan >0.6
  • To develop synthetics (as source germplasm for QPM)

Project team: Dr Ramesh Kumar (PI), Dr Dharam Paul (CO-PI), DR Sunil Neelam (CO-PI) and Dr Mukesh Choudhary (CO-PI)

Major achievements: –

Heterotic grouping of QPM germplasm
Two QPM Germplasm lines(DQL 2048 and DQL 2105-1) registered at NBPGR