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Differences between Traditional and Ideotype Breeding

Sr.No

Traditional Breeding

Ideotype Breeding

1

The main objective is defined before initiating the breeding work.

The conceptual model is prepared before initiation of breeding work.

2

Selection is focussed on yield and some other character.

Selection is focussed on individual plant characters.

3

It usually includes various morphological and economic characters.

It includes various morphological, physiological, and biochemical plant characters.

4

Value of each character is not fixed in advance

Value of each trait is defined in advance.

5

This is simple and rapid method of cultivar development.

This is difficult and slow method of cultivar development.

6

The phenotype of a new variety is not specified in advance.

Phenotype of new variety to be developed is specified in advance.

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