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Euphytica

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 29–31 | Cite as

An interspecific cross between Allium roylei Stearn and Allium cepa L., and its backcross to A. cepa

  • Q. P. van der Meer
  • J. N. de Vries
Article

Summary

A cross between Allium roylei Stearn and A. cepa L. and a backcross of the probable interspecific hybrid to Allium cepa L. were realized in a simple and practical way, possibly opening up perspectives for introgression of downy mildew resistance and other characters from this wild relative into the onion germplasm.

Key words

Allium cepa onion Allium roylei interspecific cross introgression Peronospora destructor downy mildew resistance breeding 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Q. P. van der Meer
    • 1
  • J. N. de Vries
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Horticultural Plant Breeding (IVT)WageningenThe Netherlands

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