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Barley genetic resources for Kyrgyz plant breeding

Usubaliev, Birzhan (2013). Barley genetic resources for Kyrgyz plant breeding. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2013:33
ISBN 978-91-576-7805-8
[Doctoral thesis]

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Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is one of the most important forage cereal crops in Kyrgyzstan. Today it is grown under extremely hard conditions in many highland regions where other crops cannot compete. Kyrgyzstan is a mountain agrarian country and agriculture is one of the major sectors of the economy. Almost 65% of the Kyrgyz population is living in rural area. Currently, many local farmers are facing various problems in order to find suitable cultivars which can grow under the harsh conditions with capacity of high yield and good resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses. In most cases modern barley cultivars are limited ability to grow and to have the potential of a high yield under such hard environment conditions. Many farmers grow unknown material of barley, which has some useful agronomic traits that could give a good yield under a short vegetation period in highland areas.

The aim of this doctoral thesis was to evaluate the phenotypic and genotypic diversity of spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grown in Kyrgyzstan and other materials estimating their potential usefulness for breeding in Kyrgyzstan. In the present study morphological and microsatellite markers as well as agronomic traits were used in order to characterize the diversity of the studied accessions. The results facilitate a better understanding of the genetic diversity level and relationships of barley material from different eco-geographic regions. High genetic diversity was found among the collected 'farmers' mixture populations' (FMP) used by Kyrgyz farmers as compare with the rest of studied materials. Cluster analysis shows a clear separation between farmers’ material and other bred cultivars and landraces. Though for the majority of FMPs material origin could not be identified, some individuals showed to be closely related with Kyrgyz bred cultivars. When agronomic performance of subset of accessions was evaluated there were some cultivars and landraces identified which showed more stable agronomic characteristics in different agro-environment conditions. These cultivars can be used in Kyrgyz barley breeding program as sources of traits for cultivar improvement.

Authors/Creators:Usubaliev, Birzhan
Title:Barley genetic resources for Kyrgyz plant breeding
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :25 April 2013
Number of Pages:38
I.Usubaliev B., Brantestam A., Salomon B., Garkava-Gustavsson L., Bothmer R. (2013). Genetic diversity in farmer grown spring barley material from Kyrgyzstan. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution: 1-16. doi:10.1007/s10722-013-9959-2
II.Usubaliev B., Brantestam A., Salomon B., Garkava-Gustavsson L., Bothmer R. A comparison of genetic diversity in bred cultivars and currently growing farmers' mixture population (FMPs) of spring barley from Kyrgyzstan (Submitted)
III.Usubaliev B., Brantestam A., Salomon B., Garkava-Gustavsson L., Bothmer R. Genetic relationship among the spring barley cultivars from Kyrgyzstan and North European and West-central Asian barley as indicated by microsatellites (Manuscript)
IV.Birzhan Usubaliev., Agnese Kolodinska Brantestam., Björn Salomon., Skaidrite Bumane., Larisa Garkava-Gustavsson., Roland von Bothmer. Agronomic performance of spring barley cultivars under different eco-environment condition (Manuscript)
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Dept. of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-7805-8
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F30 Plant genetics and breeding
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Genetics and Breeding
Agrovoc terms:hordeum vulgare, plant breeding, genetic resources, biodiversity, genetic markers, genotypes, phenotypes, kyrgyzstan
Keywords:Genetic diversity, FMPs, Breeding, Molecular markers, SSR, Kyrgyzstan
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ID Code:10261
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)
External funders:Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Deposited By: Mr. Birjan Usubaliev
Deposited On:24 Apr 2013 08:05
Metadata Last Modified:13 Dec 2014 18:37

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