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Diversity, classification, and nomenclature of cultivated plants, weeds, microbes, and insect-pests
Centers of diversity of crops and wild genetic diversity
Learn introductory biotechnology and biodiversity with Braimy- B.Sc Agriculture
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  • The technique of hybrid production through the fusion of protoplast from different genetic backgrounds takes place is known as somatic hybridization or parasexual hybridization or protoplast fusion.

Given below is the flowchart showing the process of somatic hybridisation.  Identify A, B, C, D and En n n n n A) A-Cell fusion, B-Nuclear fusion,  C-Cellulose and pectinase, D-Protoplast, E-Somatic

  • Significance for the improvement of vegetatively propagated plants such as banana, cassava, potato, sweet potato, and sugarcane.
  • It includes:

a) Isolation

b) Fusion of protoplasm

c) Selection

d) Culture of hybrid cells

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