Plant breeding program aided by radiation treatment
AuthorH. P. Olmo
Author AffiliationsH. P. Olmo is Professor of Viticulture, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 14(7):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n07p4a. July 1960.
Some of the most valuable fruit varieties that have been continuously propagated by budding or grafting for centuries are highly complicated in their genetic constitution. Even if the plant breeder grows thousands of seedlings from such extraordinary varieties, no two seedlings closely resemble each other, and the progeny is extremely disappointing. Equally difficult is production of a new variety equivalent to a widely accepted one, but incorporating only one or a few improvements.
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