The BCgDFFS was established from 89 founder accessions representing 14 species*. To fix the population and to overcome self - incompatibility the founder lines were crossed with a microspore - responsive, self - compatible rapid cycling line.
We have created fixed doubled haploid lines from 35 founder accessions representing 12 species.
*The collection is based partly on the materials available from the Genetic Resources Unit plus additional lines collected by Lorenzo Maggioni for an MSc thesis: "Numerical Taxonomy Investigation of (2n=18) Wild Scicilian Brassica species using Morphological Characters" Birmingham University, 1996.
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