NEET Botany Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Questions Solved

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How has mutation breeding helped in improving the production of mung bean crop?       (2)

Mutation brings a changes in the base sequence within genes resulting in the creation of a 

new charater or trait not found in the parental type. This is possible by use of chemicals 

or radiation (like gamma radiation), and selecting and using the plants that have desirable

 characters as a source for breeding. This process is called mutation breeding.

In mung bean, resistance to yellow mosaic virus and powdery mildew were induced by mutation.

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