Thesis / Dissertation

Rapid screening methods for superior trait selections in lentil and field pea breeding

Linda Sally McDonald, Kate Howell (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Most of the lentil and field pea grown in Australia are exported to India and surrounding countries, to the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. While each country may utilise pulses differently, common to all, is that quality is based on the visual characteristics of the whole-grain and split-pulse, and its cooking quality. One of the objectives of pulse-breeding programs is to ensure that the quality traits of new varieties align with the preferences defined by the export markets. Pulse-quality traits were historically determined using empirical tests to quantify seed size, colour, contamination and defects. Since many of these tests are time-consuming to perform, comprehensive quality..

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