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An Evolutionary Plant Breeding Method1


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  1. Vol. 48 No. 4, p. 188-191
    Received: Jan 9, 1956

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  1. Coit A. Suneson2



A new method of plant breeding has been developed from long-term tests with diversely constituted bulk hybrid populations. These were grown in mass under competitive natural selection for 12 to 29 generations. The production gains effected in these populations equaled those from the conventional and more costly breeding methods now in use.

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