plant-breeding love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The systematic management of plants by methods designed to secure improved types.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The aim of this Australian-funded project is to speed up the development of advanced, more robust sorghum crops through the use of advanced biotechnology – in particular a plant-breeding process known as marker-assisted selection

    Australia Backs Indian Food Security Research - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • He conducts plant-breeding research and writes in Salina, Kansas.

    The grass may be greener on the downside of the hill

  • "We're saying this is just another plant-breeding technique," says Eric Flamm, deputy director of the FDA's Office of Biotechnology.

    A Mystery In Your Lunchbox

  • Using plant-breeding technology, a specific Monsanto patented soybean variety will then provide high levels of beta-conglycinin, a naturally occurring texture and flavour improving compound.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • But for a geneticist, a DNA altered through classical plant-breeding methods does not differ from a DNA altered through biotechnology.

    HEALTH STORIES OF '03

  • For 50 years, everything from sweet tomatoes to hybrid corn has come through classical plant-breeding methods, transforming the crops 'genetic characteristics and hence their DNA.

    HEALTH STORIES OF '03

  • Less dramatic but more immediately practical plant-breeding needs are the fine-tuning of today's varieties.

    2. Finger Millet

  • All in all, the Sorghum Conversion Program has become one of the most successful plant-breeding programs ever; a model of achievement for crop scientists everywhere and with every crop.

    9. Sorghum: Commercial Types

  • At the same time, new and expensive plant-breeding technologies are being used by commercial, multinational seed companies.

    14. Saving seeds for planting

  • She worked for the Rodale Research Center, specializing in amaranth germplasm and taxonomy, and began plant-breeding and selection work for improved grain varieties.

    Chapter 10

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