PVP seed

Plant Variety Protection provides patent-like rights to seed breeders and developers of plant varieties, giving them the right to exclude others from selling or reproducing the protected variety, usually for up to 20 years from the PVP’s issuance . A grower who purchases and PVP seed may save the seeds of a PVP variety for planting for their own use but cannot legally sell or distribute the seeds in any way. Unlike utility-patented seed, PVP seed can be used by anyone to breed their own novel varieties.  


Number of sets of chromosomes. Wheat has 7 chromosomes in each set


A plant, though not a member of the grass family, whose fruit or seeds can be ground into flour and used or consumed as grains. Eg Amaranth, Buckwheat, Quinoa