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Introduction to & Basic Concepts of Plant Breeding

Plant breeding started with sedentary agriculture, particularly the domestication of the first agricultural plants, a practice which is estimated to date back 9,000 to 11,000 years. Initially, early human farmers selected food plants with particular desirable characteristics and used these as a seed source for subsequent generations, resulting in an …

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Gymnosperm: Introduction, Characteristics & Classification

Gymnosperms are seed producing plants that do not produce any covering surrounding the seed i.e. the seed remains naked. The word ‘Gymnosperm’ originates from Gk. ‘gymnos’ meaning ‘naked’ and Gk. ‘sperma’ meaning ‘seeds’. A Greek botanist named Theophrastus first used the term ‘Gymnosperm’ in 300 BC in his book ‘Enquiry …

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Selaginella: Tale of spikemosses

Selaginella sp.  is a sole genus of vascular plant under family Selaginellaceae and order Selaginellales. The member of this order have herbaceous stems that are usually without any indication of a secondary thickening. Commonly known as spike mosses. Classification Division: Lycophyta Class: Ligulopsida Order: Selaginellales Family: Selaginellaceae Genus: Selaginella Occurrence …

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