Q. 6

What is polyembryony and how can it be commercially exploited?

Answer :

Presence of more than one embryo in a seed is known as polyembryony.

It can be commercially exploitd in many ways, out of which few are listed below:


i. It helps in plant breeding


ii. It helps in horticulture


iii. Plantlets obtained from these embryos are virus free and more vigorous, resulting in high productivity.


iv. All these embryos can be isolated and grown on embryo culture to produce clones.


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