publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

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

Hickey, John M; Chiurugwi, Tinashe; Mackay, Ian; Powell, Wayne;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<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 and animal species for human use. However, achieving higher, sustainable rates of improvement in yields in various species will require renewed genetic interventions and dramatic improvement of agricultural practices. Genomic prediction of breeding values has the potential to improve selection, reduce costs and provide a platform that unifies breeding approaches, biological discovery, and tools a...
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free text keywords: Journal Article, Plant breeding, Animal breeding
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