• P. M. Priyadarshan


Selection is a process by which gene frequencies are changed so as to make the genotype suitable for a particular purpose. This is a process by which certain genotypes are preferred over others for further future generations. Selection can be either natural or artificial (by man).


History of selection Genetic effects of selection Systems of selection and gene action Selection of superior strains 

Further Reading

  1. Bos I, Caligari P (2008) Selection methods in plant breeding, 2nd edn. Springer, DordrechtCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Crossa J et al (2017) Genomic selection in plant breeding: methods, models and perspectives. Trends Plant Sci 22:P961–P975CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Priyadarshan
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  1. 1.Erstwhile Deputy DirectorRubber Research Institute of IndiaKottayamIndia

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