International Sugar Journal

Identification of intergeneric hybrids between Erianthus arundinaceus and Saccharum spontaneum through STMS markers [Full subscriber]

Erianthus arundinaceus, a genus in Saccharum complex with high biomass production and resistance to biotic stresses is one of the potential candidates to broaden the genetic base of modern sugarcane varieties. Except some advancements reported on Erianthus introgression in India and Australia, attempts in the past four decades did not result in significant progress due to the inherent difficulty in making such crosses, transmission of n+n gametes and hybrid sterility. Saccharum spontaneum was used as bridge species to overcome these barriers but identification of true intergeneric hybrids with morphological markers was difficult. Fifteen sugarcane genome specific STMS markers were successfully…

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