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Epigenetics and organic plant breeding

Messmer, Monika (2011) Epigenetics and organic plant breeding. In: Lammerst van Bueren, E.T.; Messmer, M.M.; Spiegel, A.-K. and Wilbois, K.-P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the ECO-PB 10 year's Anniversary Conference, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Frankfurt, Germany, pp. 20-21.

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Summary

One characteristic of process oriented organic plant breeding is that all breeding activities from the initial crosses up to final variety propagation are performed under organic growing conditions, allowing the plant to interact with its target environment across all generations. However, it is often argued that it is sufficient to select under conventional farming and test the released varieties under organic farming conditions.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Bodenwissenschaften, Saatgut und Umwelt, plant breeding
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/soil-sciences.html
Deposited By: Messmer, Dr. Monika
ID Code:20186
Deposited On:08 Feb 2012 21:04
Last Modified:08 Feb 2012 21:05
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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