Agronomy and Horticulture Department

 

Title

Native Plant Breeding: Bringing the Beauty of Nature Home

Date of this Version

2003

Document Type

Article

Citation

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson

Comments

Copyright © 2003 Don Lee and Dale Lindgren. Used by permission.

This project was supported in part by the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants CAP project 2011-68002-30029 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, administered by the University of California-Davis and by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education, National SMETE Digital Library Program, Award #0938034, administered by the University of Nebraska. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USDA or NSF.

Development of this lesson was supported in part by the Cooperative State Research, Education, & Extension Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture under Agreement Number PX2003-06237 administered by Cornell University, Virginia Tech, and the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) and in part by the New Mexico and Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Stations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Abstract

Looks at how native plant breeders create plants with new combinations of desired traits; the relationship between plants, flowers, and seeds; male and female structures flowers; flower types based on structures observed in the flower; and how flower structures have an impact on plant crossbreeding.

Lesson Objectives

  1. Describe how native plant breeders could create plants with new combinations of desired traits.
  2. Describe the relationship between plants, flowers, and seeds.
  3. Define and identify the male and female structures of a flower.
  4. Determine the flower type based on structures observed in the flower.
  5. Predict how flower structure has an impact on plant crossbreeding.

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