Molecular plant breeding gets new approach

O'Brien, Dennis
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/20/2012, p8
The article offers information on a research that shows a method to handle the amounts of data being generated by plant molecular studies. Conducted by the U.S. Agricultural Research Service's Jean-Luc Jannink, the research used an approach that should help speed up development of improved crop varieties. The statistical approach is called Genomic Selection which can be used to exploit more of the data produced by the growing number of studies focused on DNA sequences found in plant genomes.


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