Accelerated breeding is a novel breeding technique that makes use of genetic modification to speed up breeding by induction of early flowering. In the final breeding steps the genes used for the genetic modification are crossed out, resulting in end-products that are completely free of genetic modification.
Category: Molecular Breeding
Virus diseases cause serious losses worldwide in Horticultural and Agricultural Crops. Conventional breeding programme to develop resistance is effective but also protracted and expensive. Alternative approaches to reducing the effect of viruses suggested the use of the technique of genetic engineering for virus resistance