, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 97–112

Molecular genetics and breeding of vegetable brassicas

  • Graham J. King

DOI: 10.1007/BF00023632

Cite this article as:
King, G.J. Euphytica (1990) 50: 97. doi:10.1007/BF00023632


Genetic traits relevant to breeding vegetable brassicas are surveyed to determine the effects that recent advances in molecular genetics and molecular marker technology might have on breeding priorties and practices. The problems peculiar to breeding horticultural crops are addressed. The application of DNA restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) as an aid to breeding brassicas is discussed and genes amenable to molecular analysis are considered in the light of both experimental and economic factors.

Key words

Brassica oleraceavegetable brassicasplant breedinggenesmolecular markers

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham J. King
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyInstitute of Horticultural ResearchWarwickU.K.