Homozygous parents in potato breeding give a predictable result in the offspring. To get parents with the same alleles on the chromosome pairs, various techniques are available. The Leiden-based company Fytagoras recently discovered how they can make diploid parent lines homozygous in one generation. This technique, called doubled haploid technology, can mean a major step forward in potato breeding, according to Dr. Wessel Holtman and Professor Bert van Duijn of Fytagoras.
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