Breeding crops to feed 10 billion.

Lee T Hickey, Amber N Hafeez, Hannah Robinson, Scott A Jackson, Soraya C M Leal-Bertioli, Mark A. Tester, Caixia Gao, Ian D Godwin, Ben J Hayes, Brande B H Wulff

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Crop improvements can help us to meet the challenge of feeding a population of 10 billion, but can we breed better varieties fast enough? Technologies such as genotyping, marker-assisted selection, high-throughput phenotyping, genome editing, genomic selection and de novo domestication could be galvanized by using speed breeding to enable plant breeders to keep pace with a changing environment and ever-increasing human population.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-754
Number of pages11
JournalNature biotechnology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 17 2019


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