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Cropping breeding for sustainable agriculture...

Kulwal, P.L., Thudi, M. and Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 (2012) Cropping breeding for sustainable agriculture... In: Meyers, R.A., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer, New York, pp. 2527-2540.

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There has been significant improvement in production and productivity of important cereal crops globally as a consequence of the “Green Revolution ” and other initiatives [1]. However, today the stage has reached that the available traditional methods of crop improvement are not sufficient to provide enough and staple food grains to the constantly growing world population [2]. This situation is projected to be worse by the year 2050, especially in context of climate change [3]. In other words, the conventional plant breeding practices may not be able to achieve the sustainability in today’s agriculture.

It is under such circumstances that advances in plant genomics research are opening up a new era in plant breeding , where the linkage of genes to specific traits will lead to more efficient and predictable breeding programs in future. Several initiatives have been started towards use of genomics technologies in number of crop plants to ensure the sustainable...

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Publisher: Springer, New York
Copyright: © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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