Chapter 2 Epigenetics and Heterosis in Crop Plants

  title={Chapter 2 Epigenetics and Heterosis in Crop Plants},
  author={Peter Ryder and Peter C. McKeown and Antoine Fort and Charles Spillane},
Heterosis refers to improved or altered performance observed in F1 hybrid organisms when compared to their parents. Heterosis has revolutionized agriculture by improving key agronomic traits in crop plants. However, even after decades of research in this area a unifying molecular theory of heterosis remains somewhat elusive. For many years it has been… CONTINUE READING