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Archive for February, 2009

The three components of plant breeding

1. Variation Existing variation can be used or it can be induced by wider crosses, producing hybrids, mutagenesis or transgenesis. 1.1 Natural variation Natural variation exists for example in landraces that are adapted to a specific region. This natural variation is increased due to mutations. Mutation Somatic mutation is the death or malfunction of a [...]

February 24th, 2009
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None