Tag Archives: marijuana genetics

Cannabis Genetics’ Future Development

Cannabis genetics is an essential facet of the industry that affects every part of the production process. Cannabis breeding is carefully controlled to produce a multitude of different cultivars, each specifically tailored to create a unique experience. While most are familiar with the different species – Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis – there are many…

Open-Source Cannabis Breeding

Open-Source Cannabis Breeding

With legalization on the horizon in many places, cannabis could accidentally reproduce a scenario other crops have faced for over years: streamlining. Bold improvements in yield, logistical efficiency, or waste reduction pressured chemical companies and seed makers to engineer fruits, vegetables, and grain that, in many cases, prioritize cash performance and profitability over the consumer’s…

Cannabis Genotypic & Phenotypic Diversity

Most people are familiar with the main varieties of the cannabis plant – Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica (as well as ruderalis), and how each has either an invigorating or relaxing effect on the body. However, less is known about the hybrids of these cultivars and how they are bred. As the cannabis industry continues…

Cannabis Genetics

An inbred line (IBL) is a seed lot and cannabis genetics that has been bred for generations selecting repeatedly for specific traits to the point that each generation of the plant will have the same traits as the generations before. These are said to be true breeds for these characteristics and they are bred for,…