Campus Units

Agronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

12-2013

Journal or Book Title

Trends in Plant Science

Volume

18

Issue

12

First Page

667

Last Page

672

DOI

10.1016/j.tplants.2013.09.001

Abstract

The growing demand for food with limited arable land available necessitates that the yield of major food crops continues to increase over time. Advances in marker technology, predictive statistics, and breeding methodology have allowed for continued increases in crop performance through genetic improvement. However, one major bottleneck is the generation time of plants, which is biologically limited and has not been improved since the introduction of doubled haploid technology. In this opinion article, we propose to implement in vitro nurseries, which could substantially shorten generation time through rapid cycles of meiosis and mitosis. This could prove a useful tool for speeding up future breeding programs with the aim of sustainable food production.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Gerald N.De La Fuente, Ursula K. Frei, and Thomas Lübberstedt. "Accelerating plant breeding." Trends in plant science 18, no. 12 (2013): 667-672. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2013.09.001. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ltd

Language

en

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