Next generation characterisation of cereal genomes for marker discovery

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Abstract

Cereal crops form the bulk of the world's food sources, and thus their importance cannot be understated. Crop breeding programs increasingly rely on high-resolution molecular genetic markers to accelerate the breeding process. The development of these markers is hampered by the complexity of some of the major cereal crop genomes, as well as the time and cost required. In this review, we address current and future methods available for the characterisation of cereal genomes, with an emphasis on faster and more cost effective approaches for genome sequencing and the development of markers for trait association and marker assisted selection (MAS in crop breeding programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1377
Number of pages21
JournalBiology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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