Technological perspectives for plant breeding

Godwin, I D and Rutkoski, J and Varshney, R K and Hickey, L T (2019) Technological perspectives for plant breeding. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TSI), 132 (3). pp. 555-557. ISSN 0040-5752

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New Breeding Technologies? For some, both inside and outside the scientific community, this phrase is synonymous with gene editing—or used exclusively to describe the application of CRISPR/Cas9 to plant improvement. Much as, historically, the term ‘biotech crops’ has been hijacked to only mean crop plants produced using genetic engineering. However, ‘breeding technologies’ refers not only to genetic modification using techniques of molecular biology, but also to a vast number of other techniques developed for breeding via the application of scientific advancements emanating from disciplines such as computer science, plant biology, statistics, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. This concept is not new: in reality, technology has been a feature of crop improvement since early in the last century...

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technological perspectives, plant breeding, editorial, breeding technologies, breeding approaches, genome editing, plant varieties, precision breeding approaches, CRISPR/Cas9, plant improvement
Subjects: Others > Crop Improvement
Others > Food Production
Others > Molecular Biology
Others > Plant Breeding
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Food Security
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 06:01
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 06:01
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