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  • apple germplasm at Plant & Food Research visualised as a pyramid
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 25 May 2011 Size: 66 KB Referencing Hub media

    The total apple germplasm at Plant & Food Research can be visualised as a pyramid. At the bottom are the genetically diverse apples of the germplasm collection. Higher in the pyramid, quality increases but genetic diversity decreases. Breeding programmes bring together materials from throughout the pyramid to produce new cultivars.

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