Induced mutations – A new paradigm in plant breeding

@article{Ahloowalia2004InducedM,
  title={Induced mutations – A new paradigm in plant breeding},
  author={B. S. Ahloowalia and M. Maluszynski},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2004},
  volume={118},
  pages={167-173}
}
  • B. S. Ahloowalia, M. Maluszynski
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Euphytica
  • The use of ionizing radiation, such as X-rays, gamma rays and neutrons and chemical mutagens for inducing variation, is well established. Induced mutations have been used to improve major crops such as wheat, rice, barley,cotton, peanuts, and beans, which are seed propagated. Since the establishment of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of the Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture, more than 1800 cultivars obtained either as direct mutants or derived from their crosses have been released worldwide in 50… CONTINUE READING
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