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Genomics interventions in crop breeding for sustainable agriculture

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

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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 able to achieve the sustainability in today’s agriculture....

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Publisher: Springer, New York
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