mutation breeding

mutation breeding

a breeding technique in which MUTAGENS are used to produce new genetic forms of useful agricultural species. While novel types can be successfully made in this way, most MUTATIONS are harmful and, being a random occurence, it is difficult to control the changes that are produced, many of which will upset the delicate balance of genes in a particular strain.
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The End-User is the Department of Plant Mutation Breeding and Genetics, Institute
During the recently concluded 2019 Philippine Plant Festival, Fernando Aurige, who currently works at the Plant Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology Research Unit, a division of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute that specializes in the research of nuclear science and technology in agriculture through mutation breeding of crop plants, discussed some of the newest discoveries made in the field.
The success of improving the the local rice has triggered the researcher and others to help improve the agronomic properties of their local rice through technology of nuclear, because it is believed that radiation mutation breeding can improve the weakness of varieties local rice without changing other preferred properties.
However, mutation breeding has proven to be a useful technique in plant improvement.
The mutation breeding techniques have been effectively used for the improvement of yield characters and development of germplasm with novel and desired traits of major crop plants (Maluszynski et al., 1995; Shu and Lagoda, 2007; Sestili et al., 2010; Tomlekova, 2010).
Mutation Breeding in Chickpea: Perspectives and Prospects for Food Security
Muscat, Feb 16 (ONA) The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), organized a national training course themed "Mutation Breeding Techniques and Efficiency Enhancement" at the Directorate General of Agricultural and Animal Research in Al Rumais today and continues until March 2014.
Bhattacharya, "Targeted mutation breeding of horticultural plants," Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, vol.