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Brief Account of Breeding Methods

Sr.No

Breeding Methods

Self Pollinated Crops

Cross Pollinated Crops

Asexually Propagated Crops

1

Plant Introduction

Yes

Yes

Yes

2

Pureline Selection

Yes

Sometimes

No

3

Mass Selection

Rare

Yes

Rare

4

Progeny Selection

No

Yes

No

5

Pedigree Method

Yes

Yes

No

6

Backcross Method

Yes

Yes

Yes

7

Multiline Variety

Yes

No

No

8

Clonal Selection

No

No

Yes

9

Heterosis Breeding

Yes

Yes

Yes

10

Synthetic Variety

No

Yes

No

11

Composite Variety

No

Yes

No

12

Mutation Breeding

Yes

No

Yes

13

Polyploidy Breeding

No

No

Yes

14

Distant Hybridization

Yes

Yes

Yes

15

Transgenic Breeding

Yes

Yes

Yes

16

Recurrent Selection

No

Yes

No

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