Exploring natural selection to guide breeding for agriculture

Henry, Robert James and Nevo, Eviatar (2014) Exploring natural selection to guide breeding for agriculture. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 12 6: 655-662. doi:10.1111/pbi.12215


Author Henry, Robert James
Nevo, Eviatar
Title Exploring natural selection to guide breeding for agriculture
Journal name Plant Biotechnology Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-7652
1467-7644
Publication date 2014-08
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/pbi.12215
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 6
Start page 655
End page 662
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Climate change threatens reduced crop production and poses major challenges to food security. The breeding of climate-resilient crop varieties is increasingly urgent. Wild plant populations evolve to cope with changes in their environment due to the forces of natural selection. This adaptation may be followed over time in populations at the same site or explored by examining differences between populations growing in different environments or across an environmental gradient. Survival in the wild has important differences to the objective of agriculture to maximize crop yields. However, understanding the nature of adaptation in wild populations at the whole genome level may suggest strategies for crop breeding to deliver agricultural production with more resilience to climate variability.
Keyword Natural selection
Plant breeding
Genomics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
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