27-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Pre-breeding of wild crosses for yield enhancement and climate resilience maize using wild species

Title of project: Pre-breeding of wild crosses for yield enhancement and climate resilience maize using wild species
Funding agency: DST- Science and Engineering Research Board
Total approved cost of the project: 33.71 lakhs

Objective:

  1. To characterize the teosinte and tripsaccum accessions based on morphology and molecular studies
  2. To map the genomic regions for yield associated- and climate resilience traits in maize-teosinte and tripsaccum BC2F2 population
  3. To diversify the maize germplasm for yield associated- and climate resilience traits

Project team: PI- Dr. Pardeep Kumar
Major achievements: – Developed the two BC2F2 population through crossing of LM-13 & LM-14 with Zea parviglumis