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Title: Application of genomics-assisted breeding for generation of climate resilient crops: Progress and prospects

Climate change affects agricultural productivity worldwide. Increased prices of food commodities are the initial indication of drastic edible yield loss, which is expected to increase further due to global warming. This situation has compelled plant scientists to develop climate change-resilient crops, which can withstand broad-spectrum stresses such as drought, heat, cold, salinity, flood, submergence and pests, thus helping to deliver increased productivity. Genomics appears to be a promising tool for deciphering the stress responsiveness of crop species with adaptation traits or in wild relatives toward identifying underlying genes, alleles or quantitative trait loci. Molecular breeding approaches have proven helpful in enhancing the stress adaptation of crop plants, and recent advances in high-throughput sequencing and phenotyping platforms have transformed molecular breeding to genomics-assisted breeding (GAB). In view of this, the present review elaborates the progress and prospects of GAB for improving climate change resilience in crops, which is likely to play an ever increasing role in the effort to ensure global food security.
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  1. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur (India)
  2. National Inst. of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi (India)
  3. Univ. of Queensland, St. Lucia QLD (Australia)
  4. International Inst. of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan (Nigeria)
  5. Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD (Australia)
  6. National Inst. of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  7. Univ. of Western Australia, Perth, WA (Australia). Law School
  8. Univ. of Exeter, Exeter (United Kingdom)
  9. Japan Grassland Agriculture and Forage Seed Assocations, Nasushiobara (Japan) Forage Crop Research Inst.; China Agricultural Univ., Beijing (China)
  10. Murdoch Univ., WA (Australia)
  11. Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL (United States)
  12. Federal Univ. of Pelotas (Brazil)
  13. Univ. of Tuscia, Viterbo (Italy)
  14. Platz der Vereinten Nationen, Bonn (Germany)
  15. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  16. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  17. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
  18. National Inst. of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba (Japan)
  19. Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
  20. Aberystwyth Univ. (United Kingdom)
  21. International Rice Research Inst., Manila (Philippines)
  22. Biotechnology and Crop Genetics, Semenyih (Malaysia)
  23. Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States)
  24. Grans Research and Development Corporation, Kingston, ACT (Australia)
  25. Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sundvagen (Sweden)
  26. Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.
  27. Centro International de Agricultura Tropical, Cali (Columbia)
  28. Bologna (Italy). Dept. of Agricultural Sciences
  29. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru (India)
  30. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  31. Inst. of Crop Science, Tsukuba (Japan)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Frontiers in Plant Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 563; Journal ID: ISSN 1664-462X
Frontiers Research Foundation
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
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