Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

Development of Doubled haploids in Hot and Sweet peppers for creating and utilizing novel genetic variations.

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

Botany, Vegetable Science

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Manisha Mangal, Principal scientist, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute

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Executive Summary :

Microspore culture induces embryogenic development, leading to haploid plants. Researchers aim to develop doubled haploid lines in hot and sweet pepper hybrids through anther culture/microspore embryogenesis. This creates new genetic recombination and selects useful variability for improved varieties in capsicum, meeting farmers' and consumers' demands for yield traits, productivity, quality, and stress tolerance.


Dr. Arpita Srivastava, Dr. Anil Khar, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute

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