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Coconut Breeding in Sri Lanka : A Review

Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka
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Work done by Coconut Research Institute, Sri Lanka, on the genetics and breedingof the coconut palm from 1930 to 1980 is described.It involves studies on: mass selection methods, selection differential, progeny trials,inbreeding depression, estimation of genetic parameters, construction of selection indicesand varietal hybridization.Two improved varieties CRIC 60 and CRIC 65 have been produced. An isolatedseed garden was established for the large scale production of seed of the improvedvarieties.doi: 10.4038/cocos.v6i1.2051COCOS 1988 Vol.6 No.1 1-26

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