Mass selection-Definition

Mass selection
  • In mass selection, seeds are collected from a large number of phenotypically similar plants available in a population and are bulked to grow next generation. In the simplest manner it is the creation of mixture of different lines.
  • While selection, easily observable characters like plant height, leaf phenotype, branching habit, fruit colour, fruit size and number of fruits/plant etc., should be observed and best performing plants should be selected.

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