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What is a hybrid plant seed?
In agriculture and gardening, hybrid seed is produced by cross-pollinated plants. … An important factor is the heterosis or combining ability of the parent plants. Crossing any particular pair of inbred strains may or may not result in superior offspring.
Are HYV seeds genetically modified?
Genetically modified food (GM) These HYV or 'miracle' seeds can produce up to ten times more crops than regular seeds on the same area of land.
Why hybrid seeds dont reproduce?
The main reason farmers don't save hybrid seeds to plant next year is that the seeds won't “breed true.” Hybrids are made by crossing two highly inbred parent plants (more details coming soon). Every seed (or corn kernel) that is planted has the exact same genetics.
What is a GMO seed?
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.