Metabolomics-assisted breeding: a viable option for crop improvement?

Fernie, A.R. and Schauer, N. (2009) Metabolomics-assisted breeding: a viable option for crop improvement? Trends in Geneties, 25 (1). pp. 39-48.

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Metabolomics approaches enable the parallel assessment of the levels of a broad range of metabolites and have been documented to have great value in both phenotyping and diagnostic analyses in plants. These tools have recently been turned to evaluation of the natural variance apparent in metabolite composition. Here, we describe exciting progress made in the identification of the genetic determinants of plant chemical composition, focussing on the application of metabolomics strategies and their integration with other highthroughput technologies. Metabolomics represents an important addition to the tools currently employed in genomics-assisted selection for crop improvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metabolomics, phenotyping, breeding, plants, genetic
Author Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institute fu¨ r Molekulare Pfanzenphysiologie, Am Mu¨ hlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 07:52
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 07:52

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