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Enhancement in Food Production

Plant Breeding

  • It is the process in which two genetically similar varieties are purposely crossed to produce a new hybrid variety.
  • Steps involved in plant breeding are
    • Collection of genetic variability
    • Evaluation of germplasm and selection of parents
    • Cross-hybridisation between selected parents
    • Selection and testing of superior hybrids
    • Testing, release and commercialisation of new cultivars

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