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Genomics reveals new landscapes for crop improvement

Michael W Bevan* and Cristobal Uauy

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John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:206  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-206

Published: 24 June 2013


The sequencing of large and complex genomes of crop species, facilitated by new sequencing technologies and bioinformatic approaches, has provided new opportunities for crop improvement. Current challenges include understanding how genetic variation translates into phenotypic performance in the field.

Genomics; crop improvement; genomic selection; systems breeding