New Strategy to Tackle Breeding Problems of Potato
Indian and German potato growing have one common possession: the growing area for potatoes of about 500,000 ha is identical. For a small country like Germany this is, however, a relatively large area, and it demonstrates the importance of potato as one of the central German crops. It ranks on the fourth position after wheat, barley and sugar beet. On the other hand, in Germany the importance of potato is decreasing, while in India — like in most countries with subtropical climatic areas, cultivation of potato is increasing. Consequently, it should be useful to discuss possibilities and approaches to the present situation of how the breeding of new potato varieties may be enhanced.
KeywordsAnther Culture Protoplast Fusion Fusion Product Microspore Culture Macroscopic Structure
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