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Breeding Systems


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  • Increased genetic variability because of meiosis and genetic recombination
  • can exchange genes
  • Strong evolutionary potential
  • Adaptation to changing conditions
  • Successful long-term
  • May allow plant to live under a wider range of conditions or to grow faster because of greater tolerance

  • Can destroy well-adapted genotypes because the offspring (genotypes) from sexual reproduction are not guaranteed to be viable, as is the case with selfing
  • Relies on effective cross-pollination, seed dispersal, and establishment

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