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Plant Breeding & Seed Improvement: Then & Now

  • Mrinalini Kochupillai
Chapter
Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 5)

Abstract

This chapter studies the evolution of seed related innovations from four lenses—a historical lens, a scientific/technological lens, and an ecological/‘sustainability of innovation’ lens, and an economic lens. It finds that seed related innovations and improvement and the development of allied sciences, has, over the years, shifted away from being primarily in situ, to mostly ex situ in focus and approach. It also finds a connection between the (economic) interests of plant breeders and the direction in which this innovation and development continues to be steered.

Keywords

Genetically Modify Cytoplasmic Male Sterility Male Sterile Line Genetically Modify Food Intellectual Property Protection 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mrinalini Kochupillai
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Innovation and CompetitionMunichGermany

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