Breeding kiwifruit after the Pseudomonas syringae actinidiae incursion Abstract Kiwifruit species (Actinidia spp.) are long-lived perennial vines that originate in central and southwestern China. Cultivated in New Zealand since the early 1900s (Ferguson, 2004), the kiwifruit grew to become our largest horticultural fresh-fruit export industry. Kiwifruit breeders in New Zealand have been selecting the best genotypes for five to seven generations utilising a conventional approach of reciprocal recurrent selection for general combining ability. Since the 2010 incursion of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa) a suite of approaches has been used and integrated into the traditional operations to accelerate and facilitate the development of new cultivars, and to ensure the sustainable development of populations available for long-term breeding. Keywords: kiwifruit breeding, breeding strategies, pseudomonas syringaea, actinidia

Luis Gea, Alan Seal

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume Electronic Poster Session - Genetic Gain - Breeding Strategies 2, , 1101, 2018
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