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Learn Introductory plant breeding with Braimy- B.Sc agriculture
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  • May or may not include hybridization
  • Make IP selections based on single, ideal or desirable phenotype and BULK seed
  • May repeat or go directly to performance testing

Mass Selection has 2 important functions:

  1. Rapid improvement in land-race or mixed cultivars
  2. Maintenance of existing cultivars (sometimes purification)
  • Success depends on extent of variation and h2 of the traits of interest
  • Land races make an ideal starting source
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