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What does breeding actually mean?

The aim of plant breeding is the genetic modification of plant populations to improve biological and economic properties. It is based on plant selection, seed treatment or crossing with subsequent selection of daughter plants for the next breeding cycle or subsequent propagation as seeds of a new plant variety (seed breeding). Since you have now […]

Genotype vs. Phenotype – What’s the difference?

The genotype of a plant is its unique DNA sequence. More precisely, this term refers to the two alleles (Parents) that a plant has inherited for a particular gene. The phenotype is the detectable expression of this genotype – the clinical presentation of a plant. The phenotype of a plant results from the interaction between […]

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