I International Symposium on Tropical Plant Breeding

Perennial crop breeding is one of the most important but difficult to achieve. Due to the high heterozygosity and the long duration that it takes for improvement, it is a difficult material to handle. The assessment of genetic diversity of fruit crops is an important step in breeding since a diverse range of plant material including landraces; modern cultivars, crop wild relatives and other wild species are Pavailable as the starting material. In recent times conventional breeding coupled with the use of biotechnological tools has helped in achieving desirable results. Marker assisted selections are becoming a handy tool in the improvement programs everywhere. Creation of variability, the basic platform on which the breeding program is taken up has become easy with mutagenic, genomics and gene expression studies. New vistas are getting opened up due to this progress. Much work needs to be done in tropical fruit crops, keeping the earlier studies as the basis. This would help the researchers everywhere engaged in fruit breeding to chalk out a new course for the improvement programs. This ultimately would result in the development of varieties with better quality, tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses.


  1. Genetic diversity and parentage validation
  2. Marker assisted selections
  3. In vitro multiplication, mutation, somaclonal variation
  4. Genetics, markers and QTLs
  5. Genomics, gene expression
  6. Breeding for new varieties


PhotographdineshDr. M. R. Dinesh

Dr. Dinesh had his B.Sc (Hort), M.Sc (Hort) and Phd in Pomology with specialisation in fruit breeding from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Joined the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research as Scientist and he is presently working as Principal Scientist and heading the ‘Division of Fruit Crops’. He has 28 years of experience in the breeding of fruit crops viz., mango, guava and papaya. Over the years he has helped in the establishment of mango and guava ‘Field Genebank’ with a collection comprising of 675 varieties of mango and 70 varieties of guava. He has developed one hybrid in guava, two advanced generation gynodioecious hybrids in papaya. Read more…

Image of Dr Lee Wen-LiDr Lee Wen-Li

is the Associate Horticulturist and head of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Fengshan Branch, where he has worked since 1992. He holds a doctoral degree from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan and a master’s degree from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan. His research highlights include pomology, especially papaya, passionfruit and mango and biotechnology, including plant tissue culture. He currently holds the Executive Secretary position on the Fruit Science and Technology Promotion Team and is a convenor for both the Papaya Technical Service Group and the Mango Technical Service Group.

photo-SongpolDr. Songpol Somsri

had his B.Sc (Hort), M.Sc (Hort) from kasetsart University  Bangkok, Thailand and Phd in Land and Food (Plant breeding and Biotechnology) from The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia  with specialisation in fruit breeding and conservation such as Durian, Papaya, Citrus, Pomelo, Rambutan, Mangoetc. He joined the Horticulture Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Thailand as Agricultural Scientist and he is presently working as DOA Senior Advisory in Plant Production and Chief of Senior Expert. Read more…

International Scientific Committee

  • Chitose Honso, Japan,
  • C.P.A. Iyer, India,
  • Mohamad bin Osman, Malaysia,
  • Roedhy Poerwanto, Indonesia
  • K.V. Ravishankar, India,
  • B.M.C. Reddy, India,
  • A. Rekha, India
  • Professor Danilo Eduardo Rozane, Brazil,
  • Nipat Sukvibul,  Thailand
  • K.M. Sankaran, India
  • Soorianatha Sundaram, India
  • Kanchit Thammasiri, Thailand
  • D. Srihari , India
  • S.K. Singh, India
  • Manish Srivastav, India [email protected]


1 Genetic Regularities Governing the Expression and the Inheritance of Resistance to Pathogens in Grapevine from a Standpoint of Co-Evolution of Biological Objects Dr. Svetlana Levchenko
2 Volatile aroma profiles in fruit sap of pickling `Appemidi´genotypes (Mangifera indicaL) from Western Ghats of India Dr. M.R Dinesh
3 The utlization of molecular markers at selected interspecific hybrids of Solanum species and for the assessment of subcollection genotypes of Solanum wild species Jaroslava Domkarova
4 Plant Breeding in Some Tropical Fruits in Thailand; Durian, Mango, Rambutan, Tangerine, Pummelo and Papaya Dr. Songpol Somsri
5 Tropical root and tuber crops breeding: a review of 35 years of efforts in the Pacific Islands Dr. Vincent Lebot
6 Generation of Transgenic Cucumber with Resistance to Cucurbit Chlorotic Yellows Virus Using Pollen Electrotransformation Prof. Dr. Yung-fu Yen
7 NA Mr. Benjamin Toft
8 Broad-sense heritability and inter-trait relationships in macadamia architecture, flowering and yield Mr. Benjamin Toft
9 Breakdown of biological rhythm in a new plant type macadamia hybrid Dr. Mobashwer Alam
10 Tropical Fruit Breeding in Taiwan: Technology and Varieties Dr. Wen-Li Lee
11 Genetic variability in Amadumbe (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) genotypes in South Africa Dr. Abe Gerrano
12 Identification and release of an extra early maturity mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivar `Arka Neelachal Kesari´ Dr. VIKRAMADITYA PANDEY
1 In Vitro Embryo Rescue Techniques for Fast Recovery of Citrus Rootstock Hybrids Mr. JAGVEER SINGH
2 In vitro Propagation of Terrestrial Orchids Marie Greplová
3 Variability of initial and final nut setting in Macadamia superior selections through different pollination methods Mr. Edward Howell
4 Exploring component traits to identify high yield potential in the Australian macadamia breeding program Ms. Katie O’Connor
5 Early growth and graft compatibility of macadamia seedling and cutting rootstocks Dr. Mobashwer Alam
6 Genetic analysis of precocity and early growth rate in multiple macadamia breeding populations Dr. Mobashwer Alam
7 High-density genetic map construction of citrus and structure analysis with reference genome sequence Tokurou Shimizu
8 Genetic difference and inheritance of the change of organic acid content in citrus cross-breeding population in Japan Dr. Keisuke Nonaka


International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture