|Genomics-assisted breeding - A revolutionary strategy for crop improvement
|LENG Peng-fei1, Thomas Lübberstedt2, XU Ming-liang1
|1 National Maize Improvement Center of China, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, P.R.China
2 Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames 50011, USA
Abstract Food shortages arise more frequently owing to unpredictable crop yield losses caused by biotic and abiotic stresses. With advances in molecular biology and marker technology, a new era of molecular breeding has emerged that has greatly accelerated the pace of plant breeding. High-throughput genotyping technology and phenotyping platforms have enabled large-scale marker-trait association analysis, such as genome-wide association studies, to precisely dissect the genetic architecture of plant traits. Large-scale mapping of agronomically important quantitative trait loci, gene cloning and characterization, mining of elite alleles/haplotypes, exploitation of natural variations, and genomic selection have paved the way towards genomics-assisted breeding (GAB). With the availability of more and more informative genomic datasets, GAB would become a promising technique to expedite the breeding cycle for crop improvement.
Received: 20 July 2017
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LENG Peng-fei, Thomas Lübberstedt, XU Ming-liang.
Genomics-assisted breeding - A revolutionary strategy for crop improvement. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 16(12): 2674-2685.
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