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Varietal Adaptation, Participatory Breeding and Plant Type



The need for adaptation to environments is modified by a need to yield well across a range of seasons and changing microenvironments that can lead to large genotype environment interactions. These interactions may be linked to specific physiological or other traits of the plant which are under genetic control and may be understood. Consequently, different breeding schemes (e.g., farmer participation or research station directed) may be needed in different situations. Similarly under different agro-ecological situations different types of plants may need to be selected (e.g., well watered vs. rainfed). A range of possible factors that affect the ideal adaptation and approach are discussed in this chapter as a means to better understand the process of lentil adaptation that has taken place and continues to take place around the world


Seed Yield Plant Type Harvest Index Lens Culinaris Biological Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant BreedingChaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisar 125004India
  2. 2.Pulse Laboratory, Division of GeneticsIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi 110012India
  3. 3.A-9, Nirman ViharNew Delhi 110092India

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