Review Article
Volume 7 Issue 3 - 2021
Speed Breeding: An Innovative Method for Crop Improvement
Shubham Singh1*, Abhay Vikram Singh1, Abhilash Singh2 and Sateesh Pratap Singh3
1Ph.D. Research Scholar, Division of Vegetable Science, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
2Ph.D. Research Scholar (Vegetable Science), G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar, Uttarakhand, India
3Ph.D. Research Scholar (Horticulture), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Shubham Singh, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Division of Vegetable Science, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India.
Received: January 29, 2021; Published: February 24, 2021


Crop improvement can help us to meet the food requirement and feed for the growing population, which is expected to reach about 10 billion by 2050. Plant breeding plays a key role to mitigate various challenges and increased agriculture production to feed for the growing population. Conventional plant breeding and advanced genomic tools including genotyping, high throughput phenotyping, genome editing, genomic selection, DNA marker and marker- assisted selection enable plant breeder for rapid trait discovery and their introgression in the recurrent background, but all these required longer generation time hence to cop up these problems research developed a new concept of plant breeding “Speed breeding” for advanced generation cycling, the greater genetic gain which accelerate rapid varietal development. In this context, we have summarized a short view of the application and achievement of speed breeding in vegetable crops and their future prospectus.


Keywords: Speed Breeding; Genomic Selection; Accelerate Breeding; Vegetable Crops; Photoperiod


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