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Sequencing consolidates molecular markers with plant breeding practice

Yang, H., Li, C., Lam, H-M, Clements, J., Yan, G. and Zhao, S. (2015) Sequencing consolidates molecular markers with plant breeding practice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 128 (5). pp. 779-795.

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The growing global population and shrinking arable land area require efficient plant breeding. Novel strategies assisted by certain markers have proven effective for genetic gains. Fortunately, cutting-edge sequencing technologies bring us a deluge of genomes and genetic variations, enlightening the potential of marker development. However, a large gap still exists between the potential of molecular markers and actual plant breeding practices. In this review, we discuss marker-assisted breeding from a historical perspective, describe the road from crop sequencing to breeding, and highlight how sequencing facilitates the application of markers in breeding practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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