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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 1878-1887
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.237


Changing Paradigms in Pomegranate Breeding: A Review
Akanksha Sharma, R. K. Dogra, Gopal Singh and Suman Bodh
Department of Fruit Science, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh173 230, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) is one of the important fruit crop of arid and semiarid regions of the world belongs to family Punicaceae. This fruit crop is often cross pollinated, genetically heterozygous and appropriate natural variation is present. Traits like reducing the size of the plant in order to increase orchard plant density, selecting self fertile genotypes to maintain a higher consistent yield over time and selecting genotypes with higher nutritional value of the fruit are important for ideotype plant in pomegranate. Its genetic improvement poses various obstacles, such as long juvenile period, frequent inter and intra-species incompatibility, high heterozygosity, sterility and the presence of specific traits only in wild species. These characteristics make breeding techniques difficult, expensive and time consuming. This explains why some fruit crops have been improved almost exclusively with clonal selection, using variability from spontaneous mutations or selecting plants derived from natural hybridization. Some novel biotechnological techniques coupled with traditional methods of breeding are being used now a days, which has resulted in paradigm shift for its improvement.


Keywords: Pomegranate, Breeding methods, Polyploidy, Mutation and Paradigm shift
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Akanksha Sharma, R. K. Dogra, Gopal Singh and Suman Bodh. 2020. Changing Paradigms in Pomegranate Breeding: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 1878-1887. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.237