Genetics and Breeding



Although applications of breeding in tea are difficult, entire varietal development in tea and other Camellia species have been done through conventional breeding which started way back in 1939. Since then, several developments of genetics and breeding works have taken place, which are discussed in this chapter. Besides the different genetic resources including various mutants of tea, different species of Camellia and their breeding methodologies are also described in this chapter. Additionally an account of polyploids breeding are also described.


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  1. 1.Division of Genomic ResourcesNational Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesDelhiIndia

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