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Biotechnology — A new approach in plant breeding

D. I. Ferreira
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 10, No 1 | a480 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v10i1.480 | © 1991 D. I. Ferreira | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 July 1991 | Published: 08 July 1991

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D. I. Ferreira,, South Africa

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Abstract

Conventional plant breeding has made a significant impact on the increase in crop production during the last half century. Several shortcomings however, opened up the opportunities for the application of biotechnology in plant breeding. The vari­ous approaches in the field of cell biology (tissue culture) and molecular biology (recombinant DNA technology) are dis­cussed and the application thereof is advocated in a global approach to plant breeding.

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