Two inbred lines of heading broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica), designated USVL048 and USVL131, were released by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2012. Both of the released lines are doubled haploids originally derived from anther cultures. As doubled haploid broccolis, both USVL048 and USVL131 are uniform, homozygous, true-breeding inbred lines. In addition, they both produce heads with high-quality characteristics. USVL048 and USVL131 can be readily crossed with other broccoli inbreds to make new hybrid combinations for direct use or for generating new segregating populations.
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