An introduction to the contemporary breeding of oil seed rape

Tom Wood, G Teakle, Ian Mackay

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Plant breeding settled into its modern form a little over 100 years ago. Recent developments in genetics and genomics will not revolutionise this process but will increase the rate at which progress is made. Genetic manipulation could make great changes, though not in Europe until public opinion changes. Ironically, of all the methods used to introduce novel variation into crops, it is arguably the most benign.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
JournalLipid Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPrint publication - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Oilseed Rape
  • Plant breeding


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