Orphan legume crops enter the genomics era!

Varshney, R K and Close, T J and Singh, N K and Hoisington, D A and Cook, D R (2009) Orphan legume crops enter the genomics era! Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 12 (2). pp. 202-210. ISSN 1369-5266

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Many of the world's most important food legumes are grown in arid and semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia, where crop productivity is hampered by biotic and abiotic stresses. Until recently, these crops have also suffered from a dearth of genomic and molecular-genetic resources and thus were ‘orphans’ of the genome revolution. However, the community of legume researchers has begun a concerted effort to change this situation. The driving force is a series of international collaborations that benefit from recent advances in genome sequencing and genotyping technologies. The focus of these activities is the development of genome-scale data sets that can be used in high-throughput approaches to facilitate genomics-assisted breeding in these legumes

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 29 May 2014 04:09
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 04:09
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8060
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2008.12.004
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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