Post-Transgenesis new plant breeding techniques

Edição XVIII | 01 - Jan . 2014

Miguel Angel Rapela - rapela.miguel@gmail.com

    From 10,000 years BC, men have selected plants for eating and sustainability purposes, up to the point that no commercial species may be considered a product from nature. Everything has been transformed by men, first, throughout a long period of species domestication based on empiricism and phenotypic selection, and later, from 1866 onwards and the work of Gregor Mendel, which would only be acknowledged in the early 20th century, the scientific era of plant breeding began, although it was also phenotype-based. Over 100 years later, in 1970, researchers were introduced to the phenogenotypic era of plant breeding at vertiginous pace. The 21st century finds the genomic era, in which the fine structure of the hereditary material is completely accessible.  

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