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Conventional plant breeding is largely dependent on selection of desirable plants which is highly decided by the genotype and environment interaction. Selecting plants in a segregating progeny that contain appropriate combinations of genes is a critical component of plant breeding. Usually, breeders improve crops by crossing plants with desired traits, such as high yield or disease resistance, and selecting the best offspring over multiple generations of testing under multi-location trials. Thus, to develop a new variety, it may take 10–15 years. Any technique that may speed up this process or make it more efficient is really a boon to breeders.
KeywordsRecurrent Parent Phenotypic Evaluation Target Trait Background Selection Donor Allele
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