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Comparative genomics and crop improvement

Francki, M. and Appels, R. (2007) Comparative genomics and crop improvement. In: Brown, J.R., (ed.) Comparative Genomics: Basic and applied research. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 321-340.

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When genomic research first came on the scene, much of the biomedical research community viewed it as a limited venture with limited potential. We now know that such an assessment was both highly premature and wonderfully inaccurate. In the last ten years, we’ve witnessed such remarkable acceleration in the merger of basic and applied genomic research that, among other things, genomic research is now thought of as being intrinsic to current drug research. Through rigorous comparative analysis, the genomes of cold-blooded vertebrate, avian, and other mammalian species are providing a deeper understanding of the human genome. Moreover, genomic sequences, which are becoming available for several species have proven to be highly relevant to drug research with regard to a number of otherwise intractable conditions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: CRC Press
Copyright: 2008 Taylor & Francis, LLC
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