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Biotech Glossary

Conventional Breeding

Breeding of plants carried out by controlled transfer of pollen from one plant to another followed by selection of progeny through multiple generations for a desireable phenotype. This method has also often included irradiation or mutaiton of plants or seeds to induce extra variation in the donor material.

abiotic stress

The effect of non-living factors which can harm living organisms. These non-living factors include drought, extreme temperatures, pollutants, etc.