Wheat breeding

 

person removing stamens from a wheat plant

1. Wheat plants are emasculated (removal of the stamens).

person pollinating a plant

3. The target wheat plant is pollinated with the maize pollen.

collecting the embryo

5. Before the embryo shrivels and dies in the wheat plant it is rescued.

placing embryo into a vial

6. Once rescued the embryo is placed on growing media in a vial.

collecting pollen

2. Pollen is collected from maize plants.

wheat plant

4. The embryo starts to grow in the growing seed.

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