Featured: Breeding with wild peanuts

David Bertioli points out, in a comment to a blog post about a recent paper of his, that there’s more than one way to use peanut wild relatives in breeding:

Your previous blog detailed the impact of Charles Simpson’s crosses in Texas, which used the “tetraploid route” of introgression which donated a chromosome segment from A09 which confers root knot nematode resistance. The PNAS paper focuses mostly on progeny from the North Carolina “hexaploid route”, which ended up traveling most around the world. These introgressions, from A02 and A03, confer resistance to Late Leaf Spot, Rust, and to a lesser extent Web Blotch.

Would be interesting to compare the impacts of the two “routes.”

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