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The evolution of crops
Basic features of plant breeding
Objectives of plant breeding
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adaptation agricultural alleles allopolyploids backcrossing barley biological biomass blight Brassica breeder breeding programmes cells cereals characters chromosome clonal crops clones combining ability components correlations cotton crop evolution Crop Sci crosses cultivars culture cytoplasm developed diploid disease resistance dominant economic effect environment epidemic estimates example exploitation favourable frequency genetic base genetic conservation genetic variability genotypes haploids heritability heterosis heterozygosity heterozygous homozygotes HYB varieties hybrid ib-sd inbred inbred lines inbreeding inbreeding depression interactions loci maize major gene means meristems methods multiplication mutants Notes numbers ob-cl objectives outbreeders overdominance parents pathogens pathotype phenotypic plant breeding pollination polygenic polyploidy population improvement possible potatoes potential practice principle production progeny propagation pure lines random rarely reasonable recombination regression relation response rubber Section seed segregation selection sometimes sorghum specific stocks sugarcane Table techniques tests trials triticale tropical variance vegetative viruses vitro wheat widely yield