Bioinformatics tools for crop research and breeding

Jayashree, B and Hoisington, D (2009) Bioinformatics tools for crop research and breeding. In: Bioinformatics tools for crop research and breeding. 2 edn, 9 (1). Springer, Netherlands, pp. 97-116. ISBN 978-90-481-2966-9

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Crop improvement has always been, but will be even more so in the twenty-first century, an information intensive process. For effective and efficient improvement, a range of activities from molecular biology to genetics to indirect selection must now be involved. The rate of progress made by any breeding programme depends as much on the efficient integration of information from these activities as it does on the activities themselves. Plant breeders are now realizing the importance of innovative approaches that include the use of a range of molecular methods and their outputs, and the possibilities of transferring this information from model species to cultivated crops. The use of these high throughput methods in model crops has already generated a large amount of public resources such as databases containing genetic resource, genomic and genetic information; tools for the effective analysis, data mining and visualization of such information; and semantic web resources for data integration. In this chapter, we highlight the role and contributions of bioinformatics to crop research and breeding by focusing on the bioinformatics resources that are available for crop science research and breeding, and indicating gaps that need to be bridged that will allow scientists to access, transfer and integrate data with ease

Item Type: Book Section
Series Name: 2 edn
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 08:05
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2013 10:43
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