Navigation Links
Plant breeding is being transformed by advances in genomics and computing
Date:2/19/2011

The arrival of affordable, high throughput DNA sequencing, coupled with improved bioinformatics and statistical analyses is bringing about major advances in the field of molecular plant breeding. Multidisciplinary breeding programs on the world's major crop plants are able to investigate genome-wide variations in DNA sequences and link them to the inheritance of highly complex traits controlled by many genes, such as hybrid vigor. Furthermore, there has been a step-change in speed and cost-effectiveness. What previously took six generations to achieve can now be done in two, delivering massive time and resource savings. This has made molecular plant breeding feasible on marginal crops including medicinal plants and crops of the developing world.

Agriculture faces demands to sustainably produce enough food for an expanding world population and to improve the nutritional quality of food crops, as well as to provide non-food crops, e.g. for the biofuels industry. The progress in molecular plant breeding can help meet these demands by;

  • shortening the time it takes to domesticate new crops from semi-wild plants,
  • tailoring existing crops to meet new requirements, such as nutritional enhancement or climate change,
  • rapidly incorporating valuable traits from wild relatives into established crops,
  • allowing plant breeders to work with highly complex traits, such as hybrid vigour and flowering,
  • making it feasible to work on research-neglected "orphan" crops.


'/>"/>

Contact: Elspeth Bartlet
elspeth.bartlet@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-28834
University of York
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Plants cloned as seeds
2. Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Award winners investigate stem cell transplantation, sustainable growth, women in academia, and conservation science
3. 2 new plants discovered in Spain
4. Ben-Gurion U. researchers develop techniques to manipulate plant adaption in arid climates
5. Stem cell transplants help kidney damage
6. Invasive plants can create positive ecological change
7. Keck Foundation funds work on tiny, implantable computers to restore lost brain functions
8. Plants immune defense revs up for the morning attack
9. Home and away: How do invasive plant species dominate native species?
10. Home and away: Are invasive plant species really that special?
11. Different evolutionary paths lead plants and animals to the same crossroads
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/15/2014)... -- While we may still be a few years away from ... to gain instant access to all that ailed his patients, ... tablets for monitoring and measuring our health are cropping up ... a tad Orwellian to some, but a new survey suggests ... opportunities into their healthcare regime. These are some ...
(Date:11/10/2014)... appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and ... The small packets can be tossed into a washing ... or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks ... at Nationwide Children,s Hospital found that from 2012 through ... children younger than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, ...
(Date:11/7/2014)... , November 6, 2014 Leading ... for better mobile security revolutionizing online transactions.  Companies in focus ... Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BABA ), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY ) and MasterCard ... NXTD and NXTDW), a biometric authentication company focused on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 2Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 3Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 4Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 2Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 3Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 4Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 5Universal Authentication Methods Provide More Secure Operations for Biometrics Devices - Company Joins FIDO Alliance for Consumer Protection 6
... 2010 Fido,s wet licks might hold more than love. ... for rare cancers and other diseases in both dogs and ... the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have created the Canine ... cancers in dogs to better understand why both pets and ...
... Abstract:, The transfer of scientific data has emerged as ... size and demand as open access sharing increases. Current ... large files and can cause long transfer times. In ... open access sharing of scientific data and uses the ...
... different environments don,t necessarily also have different ecological ... investigating the accuracy of current statistical tests that ... in environmental requirements. In a new study ... a model simulating the distributions of two imaginary ...
Cached Biology News:Slobbery kisses from 'man's best friend' aid cancer research 2Slobbery kisses from 'man's best friend' aid cancer research 3Slobbery kisses from 'man's best friend' aid cancer research 4Slobbery kisses from 'man's best friend' aid cancer research 5BioTorrents: An OA file sharing service and more 2BioTorrents: An OA file sharing service and more 3BioTorrents: An OA file sharing service and more 4BioTorrents: An OA file sharing service and more 5Species distribution models can exaggerate differences in environmental requirements 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... Industry is an in-depth research report on the ... the report introduces Palmitic Acid, basic information, including ... policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. , ... analyzes Palmitic Acid market in China ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... TOKYO , 25 novembre 2014 /PRNewswrie/ -- Theravalues ... per il mercato europeo in occasione di Hi Europe ... ). Si tratta della curcumina con ... tecnologia amorfa (senza cristalli) e ingredienti approvati dalle norme ... presente nella spezia della pianta curcumina ( Curcuma longa ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... , UAE, November 24, 2014 ... "Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards for Medical ... Dubai, United Arab Emirates , on ... ) , The Carter Center which ... Services is actively involved in numerous programs that aim ...
(Date:11/24/2014)...   First published ... Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical ... the launch of the latest title in the Current ... Food Science . Current ... new platform to keep up-to-date with the expanding volume of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 2Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 3La curcumina con la maggiore biodisponibilità di sempre farà il suo debutto in Europa 2La curcumina con la maggiore biodisponibilità di sempre farà il suo debutto in Europa 3Five US Winners Among Recipients of Hamdan Medical Awards 2Elsevier Announces Launch of New Journal: Current Opinion in Food Science 2Elsevier Announces Launch of New Journal: Current Opinion in Food Science 3
... VAP Cholesterol test can help doctors and clinicians identify ... options for patients at risk of heart disease, ... a,new cholesterol-fighting drug combination point to the need for ... other,lipids. That,s according to Atherotech, a cardio-diagnostic company that,has ...
... ABAX ), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care,blood ... its,financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year ... 4:15 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 31, 2008., Participants ... the,conference call, or can listen via a live Internet ...
... ARIUS, Product Candidate Trop-2 Signal ... Transduction Antibody ... a full-,service biopharmaceutical development and protein production company, today,announced that ... Research, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on discovering,and developing the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Atherotech Says Detailed Cholesterol Test Can Help Doctors and Patients Choose Best Therapy 2Atherotech Says Detailed Cholesterol Test Can Help Doctors and Patients Choose Best Therapy 3Abaxis to Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results Thursday, January 31, 2008 2Laureate Announces Manufacturing Agreement with ARIUS for Trop-2 Targeting Antibody 2Laureate Announces Manufacturing Agreement with ARIUS for Trop-2 Targeting Antibody 3
12 breakable polypropylene strips of 8 wells each held in a rigid frame. Ideal for antibody assays....
... A direct, simple approach ... the well surface of an ... anhydride maintains its integrity and ... under dry, room temperature conditions ...
... Stabilizer is a bovine protein-free alternative to ... aqueous solution that contains non-toxic chemicals in ... 6.6 - 7.2, and does not contain ... activity of antibodies and other biomolecules that ...
... This coating stabilizer is designed ... as antigens and antibodies for immunoassay ... coating molecules during the coating and ... storage. It can also works ...
Biology Products: