. What is meant by emasculation


How is it useful in plant breeding programme

Best Answer

Explanation : 

  • Emasculation is a method of plant hybridization that includes removing anthers from bisexual flowers while preserving the female reproductive part (pistil).
  • Plant breeders employ bisexual flower emasculation to develop the desired plant variety by crossing a specific plant with the desired pollen grain.
  • The anthers are removed from the flowers by covering them with a bag before they open.
  • This guarantees that the flower is fertilised only with pollen grains from favourable species.
  • The mature, viable, and stored pollen grains are then dusted on the bagged stigma, allowing artificial pollination and the creation of the chosen plant variety.

Final Answer :

Plant breeders use emasculation in bisexual flowers to create the desired variety of a plant by crossing a specific plant with the desired pollen grain.

 

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