Mutation breeding of oil seeds, pulses and cereals

In developing and applying mutation breeding using ionizing radiation, India has a leading role among all nations. Indian scientists have been applying  the technology since 1973.

Many varieties of mutant crops cultivated on tens of thousands of hectares enhance income in rural areas, contribute to environmentally sustainable food security and improve human nutrition in India.

The Hindu  (September 20, 2013) has published an article titled “Mutation breeding of oil seeds, pulses and cereals” . It can be accessed at:

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/agriculture/mutation-breeding-of-oil-seeds-pulses-and-cereals/article5142401.ece

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I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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One Response to Mutation breeding of oil seeds, pulses and cereals

  1. For sure, they are one of the leaders on the market. The science is evolving and soon it will be a lot easier to accomplish. But in the same time, the researchers must not forget about the taste and nutrients of the crops.

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