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Discuss two ways of incorporating desirable characteristics into crop varieties.

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Desirable characteristics can be incorporated in a crop variety by two methods:

(i) Hybridization.This is a genetical technique. This method involves crossing of the selected plants having one or more of the desirable characteristics and getting the desired results.

(ii) Genetic engineering. Introduction of desirable characteristic with the help of techniques available in biotechnology. It is more advanced level.

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