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Genetic analysis and marker delivery for sugarcane breeding

This project seeks to address the integration of molecular markers into sugarcane breeding to help guide the selection of new varieties and increase the rate of genetic gain. New varieties are the major drivers of productivity in the Australian sugarcane industry. The use of molecular markers in cultivar development would give breeders the ability to increase selection pressure for key traits by applying selection at stages of the breeding cycle when it is not possible/practical to use phenotyping.

Project date

7 Jan 2018-30 Jun 2022
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Principal investigator

Karen Aitken

Project led by


Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

SRA invests in and manages a portfolio of research, development and adoption projects that drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for …

  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body, Research service providers

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