Normally I would put this sort of stuff in a Brainfood, but the most recent issue of Genetic resources and Crop Evolution had no fewer than 4 papers alerting readers to the existence of interesting germplasm of important crops, so I decided to share them all together now rather than wait:
- Interspecific yam hybrids with anthracnose resistance from the Pacific.
- Bread wheat from India: “Accession No. IC128643 was found to be the most promising accession that has resistance against three rusts, powdery mildew, Karnal bunt, loose smut and spot blotch. Accession no. IC36900, IC397999 and IC416249 showed resistance against three rusts, powdery mildew, Karnal bunt and loose smut while accession no. IC415971 and IC415977 showed resistance against three rusts, powdery mildew, spot blotch and loose smut.”
- Evaluation of Vigna collections at VIR.
- Super early pigeonpea from ICRISAT.
If you request any of this germplasm from the genebanks or researchers involved because of this alert, do let me know.