Can genomics deliver climate-change ready crops?

Varshney, R K and Singh, V K and Kumar, A and Powell, W and Sorrells, M E (2018) Can genomics deliver climate-change ready crops? Current Opinion in Plant Biology (TSI), 45 (B). pp. 205-211. ISSN 1369-5266

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Development of climate resilient crops with accelerating genetic gains in crops will require integration of different disciplines/technologies, to see the impact in the farmer’s field. In this review, we summarize how we are utilizing our germplasm collections to identify superior alleles/haplotypes through NGS based sequencing approaches and how genomics-enabled technologies together with precise phenotyping are being used in crop breeding. Pre-breeding and genomics-assisted breeding approaches are contributing to the more efficient development of climate-resilient crops. It is anticipated that the integration of several disciplines/ technologies will result in the delivery of climate change ready crops in less time.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetic analysis, climate change, genomics, climate resilient crops, pre breeding, genomics-assisted breeding, next generation breeding
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Genetic Engineering
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Climate Change
Others > Germplasm
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 08:58
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 10:12
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Funders: Open Access funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Acknowledgement: The work reported in this article was undertaken as a part of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals. RKV is thankful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting research at ICRISAT. ICRISAT is a member of the CGIAR consortium.
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