Plant Breeding and Genomics Online Resource Reaches Milestone

Posted : 2011-12-20

Plant Breeding and Genomics Online Resource Reaches Milestone


Growth in the global population is placing an increased demand on the world's resources to sustain our society for food, feed, fuel, fibre, and environment, underscoring a need for safe and efficient crop production systems. To date, traditional plant breeding methods have served well to meet increased demands. Projected increases from 7 billion to 9 billion people in the next 40 years will require continued progress. Improvements in the efficiency and cost of DNA sequencing technologies are providing vital information on the genetics and genomics of crop plants. This information is paving the way for new plant breeding strategies to meet global food demands.  read more...

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