Quality screening and evaluation in pulse breeding uri icon

abstract

  • Quality parameters of pulses (dry food legume seeds) are described. Theseinclude physical, physico-chemical and nutritional parameters. Chemical andnutritional composition of the major pulses are discussed, together with therelative heritability of some of the most important quality characteristics, andthe advisability of attempting to breed for them. A strategy is outlined for theselection of pulses on the basis of quality factors which enables reduction of10 000 early generation lines to three advanced lines in five selection steps

publication date

  • 1988
  • 1988