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.
Economic and aagricultural impact of mutation breeding
in cotton in Pakistan-a review.
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).
Shu QY (2009) Turning plant mutation breeding
into a new era: Molecular 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.
Interestingly, the role of mutation breeding
in increasing food production and sustainable agriculture is well recognized (Ahloowalia & Maluszyuski, 2001).