What is interspecific hybridisation? Give one example of a crop in which it is practised and mention one advantage derived from it. 

Asked by Topperlearning User | 12th Jun, 2014, 11:10: AM

Expert Answer:

The cross between two individuals of different species of the same genus is called interspecific hybridisation.

 

Resistance to yellow mosaic virus in Okra plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) was transferred from a wild species and resulted in a new variety of Abelmoschus esculentus called Prathani Kranti.

 

One advantage is that a disease-resistant variety is obtained.

Answered by  | 12th Jun, 2014, 01:10: PM