Genomic innovation for crop improvement

Michael W. Bevan, Cristobal Uauy, Brande B.H. Wulff, Ji Zhou, Ksenia Krasileva, Matthew D. Clark

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-354
Number of pages9
JournalNature
Volume543
Issue number7645
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2017
Externally publishedYes

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