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Learn Introductory plant breeding with Braimy- B.Sc agriculture
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A) Advantages :

  1. Varieties are stable and easy to maintain
  2. Avoids inbreeding depression
  3. Clonal selection, combined with hybridization generates necessary variability for several selections.
  4. Only method to improve clonal crops
  5. Hybrid vigor is easily utilized selection may be used in maintaining the purity of clones.

B) Disadvantages:

  1. Selection utilizes the natural variability already present in the population.
  2. Sexual reproduction is necessary for creation of variability through hybridization.
  3. Applicable only to the vegetatively propagative crops.
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