Acclimatization : The adaptation of an individual to a changed climate or the adjustment of a species or a population to a changed environment over a number of generations.
Agronomy : Science of farming
Anthesis : Period of opening of flower.
Certified seed : Seed produced from the foundation or certified seed under the regulation of a legally constituted agency.
Germplasm Collection : The entire collection (of plants / seeds) having all the diverse alleles for all genes in a given crop is called germplasm collection.
Non recurrent parent : The parent of a hybrid that is not again used as a parent in backcrossing
Pure-Line: Progeny of a single self-fertilised homozygous individual.
Quarantine : Strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease
Strain : A group of similar individuals from a common origin.