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Learn Introductory plant breeding with Braimy- B.Sc agriculture
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a) Primary Introduction:

  • When the introduced variety is well suited to the new environment, it is released for commercial cultivation without any alteration in the original genotype, this constitutes primary introduction.
  • Primary introduction is less common, particularly in countries having well organized crop improvement programmes.
  • Introduction of semi dwarf wheat varieties Sonora 64, Lerma Roja and of semi dwarf rice varieties Taichung Native 1 (TN-1), IR-8 and IR-36 are some examples of primary introductions.

b) Secondary Introduction:

  • The introduced variety may be subjected to selection to isolate a superior variety.
  • Alternatively, it may be hybridized with local varieties to transfer one or few characters from this variety to the local ones these processes are known as secondary introduction.
  • Examples of secondary introduction are Kalyan Sona and sonalika wheat varieties selected from material introduced from CIMMYT, Mexico.
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