Breeding of Sistan Yaghouti Grape using Clonal SelectionMaryam Allahdou1*, Abbasali Nouri Sadegh2 and Shirali Kouhkan3
- Corresponding Author:
- Maryam Allahdou
Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 02, 2012; Accepted date: December 14, 2012; Published date: December 17, 2012
Citation: Allahdou M, Sadegh AN, Kouhkan S (2012) Breeding of Sistan Yaghouti Grape using Clonal Selection. J Biotechnol Biomaterial S13:004. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.S13-004
Copyright: © 2012 Allahdou M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sistan Yaghouti grape belongs to the category of seedless grapes which are resistant to diseases and they have an uninterrupted growth in adverse conditions. Sistan weather usually has hot wind and salty soil. In order to increase the fruit quality, we investigated vine yards of Sistan areas such as Zahak, Dust-Mohammed and Bonjar and collected samples of Yaghouti grape. Traits of Yaghouti grape were calculated using Descriptor method. Results showed that Yaghouti grape clones had high variation in traits such as density of branch, size of berry, weight of berry, weight of branch and height of branch. Therefore, it can be said that clonal selection is suitable method for breeding of grape for good branch quality. Collected seedlings were also planted in Zahak agriculture research station for further evaluation and stability of traits with respect to location and season.