Innovative Role of DH Breeding in Genomics Assisted-Crop Improvement: Focus on Drought Tolerance in Wheat

  • H. K. ChaudharyEmail author
  • A. Badiyal
  • W. Hussain
  • N. S. Jamwal
  • N. Kumar
  • P. Sharma
  • A. D. Singh
Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 21)


Wheat production across world is greatly hampered due to huge fluctuations in water availability. There is a dire need to seek more efficient approaches towards genetic tailoring of crops for enhanced drought tolerance in a sustainable way and in less time. Wide hybridization in complementation with genomics-assisted doubled haploidy (DH) breeding, molecular cytogenetic tools and marker-assisted selection can help in quick identification and integration of drought-tolerant genes in wheat. Such approaches result in the genetic up-gradation of elite cultivars with high precision in a very short time span. Development of multiparent advanced generation inter-cross (MAGIC) populations is greatly facilitated by DH breeding for stable incorporation of desirable genes in elite wheat cultivars from a variety of sources. In this chapter, the authors discuss the significance of doubled haploidy breeding in sustainable wheat genome upgradation through its integration with advanced genomic tools for the development of widely adaptable drought resistant high yielding cultivars.


DH breeding Genomic Imperata cylindrica MAGIC population Marker assisted selection Triticum aestivum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Chaudhary
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Badiyal
    • 1
  • W. Hussain
    • 2
  • N. S. Jamwal
    • 1
  • N. Kumar
    • 1
  • P. Sharma
    • 1
  • A. D. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Cytogenetics and Tissue Culture Laboratory, Department of Crop ImprovementCOA, CSKHP Agricultural UniversityPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agronomy and HorticultureUniversity of Nebraska LincolnLincolnUSA

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