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Space breeding

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Space breeding

Space breeding refers to the technique of sending seeds or microorganisms into space on a recoverable satellite or spacecraft. In the strong-radiation, high-vacuum, low-gravity and alternating magnetic field in space environment, seeds or microorganisms may undergo beneficial mutation. Upon returning to Earth, mutated seeds and microorganisms will be selected to breed strains with higher quality and yield.
 

Although space mutation breeding seems different from mutation on the Earth, it is still within the category of traditional physical and chemical mutation because it is unlike transgenic engineering that introduces extragenic genes to upgrade species.