Modern Plant Breeding Techniques
Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology focused on articles related to Plant Biosystems, Plant Ecology, Plant production science, Plant signaling & behavior, virology, mycology, bacteriology, nematology, plant neurobiology.
Plant breeding is the science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. It has been used to improve the quality of nutrition in products for humans and animals.
Plant breeding can be accomplished through many different techniques ranging from simply selecting plants with desirable characteristics for propagation, to methods that make use of knowledge of genetics and chromosomes, to more complex molecular techniques (see cultigen and cultivar). Genes in a plant are what determine what type of qualitative or quantitative traits it will have. Plant breeders strive to create a specific outcome of plants and potentially new plant varieties.
Modern plant breeding may use techniques of molecular biology to select, or in the case of genetic modification, to insert, desirable traits into plants. Application of biotechnology or molecular biology is also known as molecular breeding.
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Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Physiology