Genomic innovation for crop improvement

Bevan, Michael W., Uauy, Cristobal, Wulff, Brande B H, Zhou, Ji, Krasileva, Ksenia and Clark, Matthew D (2017) Genomic innovation for crop improvement. Nature, 543 (7645). pp. 346-354. ISSN 0028-0836

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    Crop production needs to increase to secure future food supplies, while reducing its impact on ecosystems. Detailed characterization of plant genomes and genetic diversity is crucial for meeting these challenges. Advances in genome sequencing and assembly are being used to access the large and complex genomes of crops and their wild relatives. These have helped to identify a wide spectrum of genetic variation and permitted the association of genetic diversity with diverse agronomic phenotypes. In combination with improved and automated phenotyping assays and functional genomic studies, genomics is providing new foundations for crop-breeding systems.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
    Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 06:06
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 12:06
    DOI: 10.1038/nature22011

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