Advantages and Disadvantages of SSD Method

  • Advantages
    • Requires little space
    • Saves time. Extensive field trials are not required.Little record keeping
    • Fast especially with multiple generations / year
    • Easy method to handle populations, handles large number of crosses
    • Good for traits with low heritability
    • Natural selection has little influence

  • Disadvantages
    • Little scope for natural selection
    • Maximum productivity is established in F2 generations, superior plants may be lost
    • No recombination occurrence among selected linesMust evaluate large numbers of inbred lines to find out superior ones.

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