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Hybridization and self-pollination are important aspects of research for the genetic improvement of crop plants. Hybridization is used to develop new genotypes, evaluate their performance, or exploit hybrid vigor. Self-pollination is used to evaluate genotypes and develop pure lines for cultivar development or genetic research.
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Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Plant Breeding and Genetics
Fehr, Walter R. and Hadley, Henry H., "Hybridization of Crop Plants" (1980). Agronomy Books. 3.