Genomics reveals new landscapes for crop improvement

Genome Biol. 2013 Jun 24;14(6):206. doi: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-206.


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.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breeding
  • Crops, Agricultural / economics
  • Crops, Agricultural / genetics*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Genomics / trends*
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / history
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / instrumentation
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / methods
  • History, 21st Century
  • Phenotype