More than 3,000 plants — including some organic crops — developed by mutating seeds using radiation or chemicals. Here’s an explainer – Genetic Literacy Project

Plant mutation breeding, also called variation breeding, is a method that uses physical radiation or chemical means to induce spontaneous genetic variation in plants to develop new crop varieties. “Mutation” is the source of most genetic variation and the motor of evolution.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/09/more-than-3000-plants-including-some-organic-crops-developed-by-mutating-seeds-using-radiation-or-chemicals-heres-an-explainer/

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