Breeding High-Yielding, Early-Maturing Quinoa Genotypes with Low Saponin Content
Description of Experiments
A breeding project was initiated in 2020 with a goal to develop high-yielding, sweet and early-maturing quinoa varieties with a high level of abiotic stress (salinity, drought and heat) tolerance.
Numerous crosses between parents with desired traits were attempted, and the successful ones are to be advanced for varietal development.
Simultaneously, permanent mapping populations are being made for the molecular markers’ validation involving contrasting parents.
- Generation advancement of 17 cross combinations
- Development of 7 permanent mapping populations through single seed descent method (SSDM)
- Quality seed production of quinoa varieties ICBA Q3 and ICBA Q5
Summary of experiments
|#||Crop common name||Scientific name||Experiment||No. of crosses||Date of Sowing|
|Quinoa||Chenopodium quinoa||Mapping population||7||2December 2022|
|Quinoa||Chenopodium quinoa||Generation Advancement||F2 (from 17 confirmed F1 crosses) & F3 (2 F2 populations)||2 December 2022|
|Quinoa||Chenopodium quinoa||Quality seed production||ICBA Q3 & ICBA Q5||2 December 2022|