Heterosis and Inbreeding Depression
Authors: *Kana Ram Kumawat, Ravi Kumawat and Madhu Choudhary
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, S.K.N. Agriculture University
Jobner-303329, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
*Email: kanaramkumawat8@gmail.com

Heterosis is defined as the superiority of F1 hybrid over both the parents in terms of yield and/or some other characters. The term heterosis was first used by Shull in 1914.

Types of heterosis
1. Average heterosis
2. Heterobeltiosis
3. Economic heterosis
4. Negative heterosis

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About Author / Additional Info:
Post-Graduated in subject of Plant Breeding and Genetics from SKNAU, Jobner