Orphan legume crops enter the genomics era!

Varshney, R.K. and Close, T.J. and Singh, N.K. and Hoisington, D.A. and Cook, D.R. (2009) Orphan legume crops enter the genomics era! Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 12 (2). pp. 202-210.

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Many of the world's most important food legumes are grown in arid and semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia, where crop productivity is hampered by biotic and abiotic stresses. Until recently, these crops have also suffered from a dearth of genomic and molecular-genetic resources and thus were 'orphans' of the genome revolution. However, the community of legume researchers has begun a concerted effort to change this situation. The driving force is a series of international collaborations that benefit from recent advances in genome sequencing and genotyping technologies. The focus of these activities is the development of genome-scale data sets that can be used in high-throughput approaches to facilitate genomics-assisted breeding in these legumes

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502 324, A.P., India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 08:41
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2011 08:41
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2008.12.004
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/2118

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