Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Fast-forward breeding for a food-secure world

Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131, Bohra, A., Roorkiwal, M., Barmukh, R., Cowling, W.A., Chitikineni, A., Lam, H-M, Hickey, L.T., Croser, J.S., Bayer, P.E., Edwards, D., Crossa, J., Weckwerth, W., Millar, H., Kumar, A., Bevan, M.W. and Siddique, K.H.M. (2021) Fast-forward breeding for a food-secure world. Trends in Genetics, 37 (12). pp. 1124-1136.

PDF - Published Version
Download (2MB) | Preview
Free to read:
*No subscription required


Crop production systems need to expand their outputs sustainably to feed a burgeoning human population. Advances in genome sequencing technologies combined with efficient trait mapping procedures accelerate the availability of beneficial alleles for breeding and research. Enhanced interoperability between different omics and phenotyping platforms, leveraged by evolving machine learning tools, will help provide mechanistic explanations for complex plant traits. Targeted and rapid assembly of beneficial alleles using optimized breeding strategies and precise genome editing techniques could deliver ideal crops for the future. Realizing desired productivity gains in the field is imperative for securing an adequate future food supply for 10 billion people.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Crop and Food Innovation
Food Futures Institute
Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: Cell Press an Imprint of Elsevier
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s).
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year