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Archive for September, 2010

Plant breeding

Objective of plant breeding: The final objective of plant breeding  is improvement of the plant’s phenotype to better suit human needs. General plant breeding methology: The plant breeder’s methodology is based on the principles underlying evolution: recombination to create novel genetic variation followed by selection to identify the superior genotypes. Plant breeders are systems integrators, integrating [...]

September 24th, 2010
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None

Selection theory

Evaluation and Selection evaluation: measurement of the phenotypic performance of new genotypes selection: quantitative process for sorting the candidate inbred lines and hybrids into a selected group that is the germplasm to be retained for further use and a group of rejected genotypes discarded from the breeding program Participatory plant breeding Within participatory plant breeding [...]

September 15th, 2010
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None