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Utilization of Carrot CWRs for Carrot Pre-Breeding in Bangladesh and Pakistan

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Project Description
This project supported the use of carrot crop wild relatives for pre-breeding in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Though subtropical cultivars are only 40 years old, carrots are highly valued in warmer climates because they combat the high levels of Vitamin A deficiency found in these areas of the world. Anticipated increased temperatures and water shortages, however, will put pressure on subtropical cultivars. The climate-resilient traits found in wild relatives of carrot make them ideal for the expansion of the already diverse germplasm of cultivated carrot.
Institute Name
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS)
Institute Country
United States
List of Countries
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • United States
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Carrot 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of September 2014
End Date
31st of August 2017
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