Next-generation education in crop genetics

Fridman, E. and Zamir, D. (2012) Next-generation education in crop genetics. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 15 (2). pp. 218-223.

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Today, plant breeders are being met with new opportunities to develop superior varieties. Fruitful genetic research into populations with novel diversity using genotyping by sequencing combined with genotype-to-phenotype bioinformatics has generated much knowledge that is directly relevant to crop improvement. These advances can assist the breeders in associating genetic makeup with traits of commercial value. The greatest challenge now is to find ways to attract the best young people to work in plant breeding for its innovation, open field experience and ability to support food security. We discuss the need, opportunities and conflicts associated with revamping plant breeding teaching programs to bridge the art and science of this profession with a rapidly expanding job market...

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Institute of Plant Science and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 06:13
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 06:13
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