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Utilization of crop wild relatives in eggplant pre-breeding for adaptation to climate change

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Project Description
This project used wild relatives of eggplant in order to increase the diversity available for breeding, particularly concerning traits that are related to adaptation to climate change. Pre-breeding materials for the project were developed through interspecific hybridization from primary, secondary, and tertiary genepools in Southeast Asia and West Africa and advanced backcross generations. Germplasm was genotyped and evaluated and made available to users, accompanied by capacity building activities for Sri Lankan and Ivorian students in Spain.
Institute Name
The Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya (PGIA)
Institute Country
Sri Lanka
List of Countries
  • Sri Lanka
  • Spain
  • Cote d'Ivoire
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Eggplant 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of January 2014
End Date
31st of December 2016
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