More genomic resources for less-studied crops

Varshney, R.K. and Glaszmann, J.C. and Hei, L. and Ribaut, J.M. (2010) More genomic resources for less-studied crops. Trends in Biotechnology, 28 (9). pp. 452-460.

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Many of the crop species considered to be minor on a global scale, yet are important locally for food security in the developing world, have remained less-studied crops. Recent years have witnessed the development of large-scale genomic and genetic resources, including simple sequence repeat, single nucleotide polymorphism and diversity array technology markers, expressed sequence tags or transcript reads, bacterial artificial chromosome libraries, genetic and physical maps, and genetic stocks with rich genetic diversity, such as core reference sets and introgression lines in these crops. These resources have the potential to accelerate gene discovery and initiate molecular breeding in these crops, thereby enhancing crop productivity to ensure food security in developing countries

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502 324, A.P., India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Biotechnology
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 30 May 2011 09:18
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