Genomic prediction unifies animal and plant breeding programs to form platforms for biological discovery.

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Hickey, John M; Chiurugwi, Tinashe; Mackay, Ian; Powell, Wayne;

<p>The rate of annual yield increases for major staple crops must more than double relative to current levels in order to feed a predicted global population of 9 billion by 2050. Controlled hybridization and selective breeding have been used for centuries to adapt plant... View more