Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

HETEROSIS IN MUNGBEAN

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CONTROLLED hybridization is resorted to by the breeder as a method of improvement,
(i) to get new and better recombinants than either parent, (ii) to exploit hybrid vigour
(heterosis). A review of literature on plant hybridization reveals that the latter
objective has been restricted mostly to cross-pollinated crops. The phenomenal gains
from heterosis in maize, sorghum, sugarbeets, and onions have revolutionized modern
agriculture. This has stimulated workers to extend, if possible, such gains to normally
self-pollinated crops, on which relatively very little work has been done.
  

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Year: 1964
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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