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Evaluation of pre-bred sunflower lines for the development of environmentally resilient sunflower cultivars in Uganda

Grant No
Project Description
This project supported the evaluation of pre-bred crop wild relatives of sunflower for the development of environmentally resistant sunflower cultivars in Uganda. These wild alleles demonstrate tolerances to various abiotic and biotic stresses. Overall, the project grew 400 pre-bred lines, phenotyped them for important traits, selected a subset of lines for testcrossing against a set of inbred lines, and evaluated the resulting F1 hybrids for their combining ability and potential in hybrid production.
Institute Name
National Agricultural Research Organisation, Uganda (NARO)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Uganda
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Sunflower 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of February 2014
End Date
31st of December 2015
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