Definition of architectural ideotypes for good yield capacity in Coffea canephora

Cilas Christian, Bar-Hen Avner, Montagnon Christophe, Godin Christophe. 2006. Definition of architectural ideotypes for good yield capacity in Coffea canephora. Annals of Botany, 97 (3) : pp. 405-411.

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Abstract : Yield capacity is a target trait for selection of agronomically desirable lines; it is preferred to simple yields recorded over different harvests. Yield capacity is derived using certain architectural parameters used to measure the components of yield capacity. Observation protocols for describing architecture and yield capacity were applied to six clones of coffee trees (Coffea canephora) in a comparative trial. The observations were used to establish architectural databases, which were explored using AMAPmod, a software dedicated to the analyses of plant architecture data. The traits extracted from the database were used to identify architectural parameters for predicting the yield of the plant material studied. Conclusions Architectural traits are highly heritable and some display strong genetic correlations with cumulated yield. In particular, the proportion of fruiting nodes at plagiotropic level 15 counting from the top of the tree proved to be a good predictor of yield over two fruiting cycles. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Coffea canephora

Classification Agris : F50 - Plant structure
F30 - Plant genetics and breeding
U10 - Computer science, mathematics and statistics

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Cilas Christian, CIRAD-CP-UPR Bioagresseurs de pérennes (FRA)
  • Bar-Hen Avner, INA-PG (FRA)
  • Montagnon Christophe, CIRAD-CP-DIR (FRA)
  • Godin Christophe, CIRAD-AMIS-UMR AMAP (FRA)

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