MAGIC Populations Improved Traits and Provided Different Accomplishments

Sandeep Singh

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture, LPU, Phagwara-144411, Punjab, India.


Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture, LPU, Phagwara-144411, Punjab, India.

Shiv Prakash Shrivastav *

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture, LPU, Phagwara-144411, Punjab, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Plant breeding is a crucial aspect while ensuring food security by applying updated techniques and utilizing available resources to the fullest extent possible. For instance, the development of the Multi-parent Advanced Generation Intercrosses (MAGIC) population is a prominent example of this. This population uses a wide range of parents from different regions of the world and produces a population with a broad genetic base and significant phenotypic differentiation. Using quantitative trait loci (QTL), certain traits can be identified that can be used for the development of breeding lines for use in a breeding program for the development of advance varieties. As part of this review, we provided some examples of improved traits and different accomplishments achieved through the use of MAGIC populations.

Keywords: MAGIC, QTL mapping, experimental design, diversity, genetic base

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Singh , S., Anuradha, & Shrivastav , S. P. (2023). MAGIC Populations Improved Traits and Provided Different Accomplishments. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(9), 2174–2182.


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