Global impact of mutation-derived varieties

  title={Global impact of mutation-derived varieties},
  author={B. S. Ahloowalia and M. Maluszynski and K. Nichterlein},
  • B.S. Ahloowalia, M. Maluszynski, K. Nichterlein
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Euphytica
  • During the past seventy years, worldwide more than 2250 varieties have been released that have been derived either as direct mutants or from their progenies. Induction of mutations with radiation has been the most frequently used method for directly developed mutant varieties. The prime strategy in mutation-based breeding has been to upgrade the well-adapted plant varieties by altering one or two major traits, which limit their productivity or enhance their quality value. In this paper, the… CONTINUE READING
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