- Can be practiced both in self- and cross-pollinated crops
- The varieties developed through mass selection are more widely adopted than pure lines.
- It retains considerable variability and hence further improvement is possible in future by selection
- Helps in preservation of land races
- Useful for purification of pure line varieties
- Improvement of characters governed by few genes with high heritability is possible.
- Less time consuming and less expensive.
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