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The target in modifying this quantity was once twofold: to supply a reasoned assessment of the sector in addition to to provide one who supplied this evaluate in the context of the highbrow obstacles of these who at the start tried to outline the purview of hole junction learn. The latter target has been discovered by way of choosing the themes for assessment during this quantity. the previous aim used to be accomplished by means of securing the cooperation of leaders of their fields as bankruptcy co-authors.

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23). Planting an orchard of the incorrect genotype could be a costly mistake that may not be revealed for several years. 23 Fruit varieties: molecular methods can be used to ensure that correct varieties are propagated and produced. , 1994). The first sign of this problem was the apparent susceptibility of apples to diseases to which the variety was considered resistant. This prompted a genotype test using molecular markers, immediately indicating that the genotype in production was different and suggesting a confusion of bud stocks during propagation.

20 Heteroduplex analysis depicted schematically as described by Tsuchiya et al. 1 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION Plant breeders need to be able to identify commercial varieties to police the exploitation of their varieties and obtain a financial return from their investment in plant breeding. The granting of plant breeders' rights generally requires the establishment of the distinctness, uniformity and stability of the new variety. Proposed new varieties must be distinguished from all close relatives and known varieties.

Somaclonal variation in some species results in inferior off-types with little commercial value. Somaclonal variation may result from changes in nuclear, mitochondrial or chloroplast genomes. Molecular methods may be used to screen plants derived from tissue culture to eliminate individuals with these defects. 32). This problem has restricted the widespread adoption of tissue culture for the production of planting material, despite the advantages in disease control offered by this approach. , 1996).

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