Backcross Breeding

Leah Sandall, Presenter Author
10/11/2018 Added
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Although the transgene is put into a soybean plant in the plant transformation process, the variety used for transformation is not the 'latest and greatest.' In order to get the transgene in the very best varieties that farmers want to grow, breeders must cross the transgenic plant with the 'best or elite' variety. They continue to cross 'back' to the elite variety for several generations. The end result is the elite plant with the transgene added.

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