Plant hybridization


Plant hybridization is the process of crossbreeding between genetically dissimilar parents to produce a hybrid. It frequently results in polyploid offspring.

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    Agriculture has depended since its Neolithic origins upon spontaneous or induced genetic variation. Human selection on naturally occurring variation in flowering is the most frequent source of domesticated crop plants. In the current era of rapid technological advance in reading and writing genomes, we advocate universal access to some safe modular variation in flower, leaf and color traits that can be operated without labs or restrictions by ordinary farmers and gardeners.