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deprecated concept > plant breeding

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plant breeding  

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  • [Ulrich K. Posselt] Plant breeding is the genetic improvement of plants and is considered to be both a science and an\ \ art. The latter is governed by the breeder’s eye and his intuition and creativity. The scientific\ \ basis of plant breeding methods was established in the first half of the last century after the\ \ rediscovery of Mendel’s laws. Population and quantitative genetics made essential contributions\ \ towards the development and understanding of breeding methods... , "[GEMET] Raising a certain type of plant by crossing one variety with another to produce a new variety where the desired characteristics are strongest.

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