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Induced mutations in mandarin hybrid characteristics to obtain seedless fruits by in vivo method

Grant number: 14/00355-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Mariângela Cristofani-Yaly
Grantee:Luiz Paulo Broeto
Home Institution: Instituto Agronômico (IAC). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/18605-0 - Obtaining and evaluation of new varieties of scion and rootstock for citrus, AP.TEM

Abstract

An important requirement of the citrus market is fruit containing a low number or absence of seed. Therefore, to make new varieties of tangerines and hybrids more attractive to the Brazilian market and consumer it is necessary to launch commercially varieties containing this characteristic. Hybrid of tangerines obtained in the breeding program of the Citrus Center / IAC have important characteristics such as resistance to alternaria and different harvest seasons, however, have a large number of seeds (mean of seven seeds per fruit). Therefore, the aim of this work is to obtain populations of mutant plants of six hybrid varieties for the future selection of clones containing seedless fruits and / or other mutated characteristics.