Brief History of Plant Breading

Brief History of Plant Breeding (I): from In-situ Care to Ex-situ Planting  

Jim Fang
Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Sanya, 572025
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2022, Vol. 13, No. 25   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2022.13.0025
Received: 31 Aug., 2022    Accepted: 07 Sep., 2022    Published: 14 Sep., 2022
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Fang J., 2022, Brief history of plant breeding (I): from In-situ care to Ex-situ planting, Molecular Plant Breeding, 13(25): 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2022.13.0025)


How human beings began to consciously plant breeding may need to find the answer from the evolution of human beings. Primitive humans experienced the evolution process from migration (nomadic) to settlement, from gathering to planting, and from hunting to raising livestock. The development of early plant breeding includes two stages of in-situ care and ex situ planting, which is caused by food demand. This study expounds the Breeding Ideas of early human beings from in-situ care to ex situ planting, and expounds and restores the possible facts of early plant breeding through some examples of wild resources utilization that still exist so far.

Brief history of plant breeding; In-situ care; Ex-situ planting
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