Fundamentals of plant breeding

H. Kuckuck, G. Kobabe, G. Wenzel

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All meat has been grass. This statement of the old Greeks is still valid and thus plants contribute to the needs of a growing world population. Their other key role for human life is reflected by their photosynthetic activity. Intensive agriculture reduces the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere. The improvements of cultivated plants towards stable yields and desired quality characteristics are the subjects of plant breeding. Here, an introductory picture of the present state of this topic in research and application is given.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages236
ISBN (Electronic)9783112321331
ISBN (Print)9783112310069
StatePublished - 18 May 2020
Externally publishedYes


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