Recent Advances in Peanut Breeding and Genetics Chapter uri icon


  • 2016 AOCS Press. Published by Elsevier Inc. Standard breeding methods for self-pollinated crops have been used to develop peanut cultivars. Improved cultivars, along with advances in agronomic practices, and improvements in practices and chemistries for control of weeds and diseases has resulted in average US peanut yield gains of 29.9kgha-1year-1. Continued efforts in breeding and genetics are necessary to continue these advances. There have been many advances in genomics research on peanut, and those advances are beginning to impact cultivar development. There has also been a shift toward high oleic acid peanut cultivars, and some progress has been made in the near intractable problems of drought tolerance and resistance to aflatoxin contamination. These research efforts are reviewed in this chapter with the hope that other's will continue to build on this progress to address these serious challenges, resulting in further yield gains for peanut.

author list (cited authors)

  • Holbrook, C. C., Burow, M. D., Chen, C. Y., Pandey, M. K., Liu, L., Chagoya, J. C., Chu, Y. e., & Ozias-Akins, P.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Holbrook, C Corley||Burow, Mark D||Chen, Charles Y||Pandey, Manish K||Liu, Linfeng||Chagoya, Jennifer C||Chu, Ye||Ozias-Akins, Peggy

Book Title

  • Peanuts

publication date

  • January 2016