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Plant breeder's toolbox through history

Grimberg, Åsa (2014). Plant breeder's toolbox through history. Bioscience explained. 8:1, 1-6
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More than ten thousand years ago people began to cultivate the land and grow different plants. Thus they did not need to wander around to hunt and collect their
food. That was the time when plant breeding history began. Wild plants were adapted to become crops when humans began to pick and sow the seeds from the plants with the best properties. They chose plants with for example many seeds that remained long on the plant and thus gave them a lot of food. Through thousands of years, it was in this way that plants bred in agriculture have provided the foundation on which today's plant breeding is based. This method can be called selection breeding, since the selection of properties had not occurred naturally without human intervention. Since then, the plant breeding has evolved to include more advanced tools to modify and combine plant genomes to achieve improved properties of crops for adaptation to human agriculture and quality needs.

Authors/Creators:Grimberg, Åsa
Title:Plant breeder's toolbox through history
Series/Journal:Bioscience explained (2000-2718)
Year of publishing :2014
Volume:8
Number:1
Page range:1-6
Number of Pages:6
Publisher:University of Gothenburg; University of Reading
ISSN:2000-2718
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Popular
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F30 Plant genetics and breeding
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Genetics and Breeding
Agrovoc terms:plant breeding, history
Keywords:plant breeding, history
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2512
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2512
ID Code:12023
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:30 Mar 2015 07:42
Metadata Last Modified:26 Apr 2015 11:43

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