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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DISSECTING COMPLEX TRAITS IN MAIZE AND BIOFUEL GRASSES BY APPLYING GENOMICS, BIOINFORMATICS, AND GENETIC RESOURCES Title: Crop genomics: advances and applications

Authors
item Morrell, Peter -
item Buckler, Edward
item Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey -

Submitted to: Nature Reviews Genetics
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: December 3, 2011
Publication Date: December 29, 2011
Citation: Morrell, P.L., Buckler IV, E.S., Ross-Ibarra, J. 2011. Crop genomics: advances and applications. Nature Reviews Genetics. 13:85-96.

Technical Abstract: The completion of reference genome sequences for many important crops and the ability to perform high-throughput resequencing are providing opportunities for improving our understanding of the history of plant domestication and to accelerate crop improvement. Crop plant comparative genomics is being transformed by these data and a new generation of experimental and computational approaches. The future of crop improvement will be centered on comparisons of individual plant genomes, and some of the best opportunities may lie in using combinations of new genetic mapping strategies and evolutionary analyses to direct and optimize the discovery and use of genetic variation. Here we review such strategies and insights that are emerging.

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