Quantitative genetics and plant genomics: an overview

Gupta, P K and Balyan, H S and Varshney, R K (2010) Quantitative genetics and plant genomics: an overview. Molecular Breeding, 26 (2). pp. 133-134.

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The last fifty years have witnessed a significant improvement in global food production. However, the required growth rate for food production in the coming years is projected to be higher than ever, in view of the fact that the world’s population, growing at a rate of six million people per month, is likely to plateau at no less than nine billion people by 2050 (Godfray et al. 2010, Science 327: 812–818). This population growth, mainly in Asia, accompanied by the accelerated pace of economic growth in certain Asian countries and sub-Saharan Africa, has already driven the demand for additional food, feed and fuel. Consequently, the first decade of the present century witnessed a deficiency of food grains and unprecedented price rises, such that a significant proportion...

Item Type: Article
Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - genetics | crops | foods | planting | genomes | breeds (animals) | productivity | research | selection | dna <br><b>Fishtags</b> - NOT-AVAILABLE<br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | mexico | marches | africa | asia
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 08:40
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/75
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11032-010-9454-9
Funders: Ch Charan Singh University(Meerut), Government of India - Department of Biotechnology
Acknowledgement: We would like to thank a large number of anonymous reviewers who helped us in reviewing the articles included in this Special Issue. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, New Delhi for timely organization of the symposium ‘‘Plant Genomics and Quantitiave Genetics’’. Special thanks are due to Paul Christou (Editor-in-Chief), Sathya Baskaran (Editorial Office) and Jacco Flipsen (Springer) for their help in preparation of this Special Issue.
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