Category Archives: Plant breeding

DELLA proteins restrict cell divisions by distinct mechanisms

by Jens Sundström Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Breeding of cereal crops with reduced stem length, in so called semi-dwarf varieties, greatly contributed to the yield increases associated with the Green revolution. However, the semi-dwarf genotype was also associated with … Continue reading

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Passing genes to future generations

by Ben Trevaskis1 and Kazuhiro Sato2 1CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Australia.  2Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University, Japan. Genome and transcriptome sequencing is changing plant science. Access to genome or transcriptome sequences allows genomics to be applied … Continue reading

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On flowering and grain number in cereals …

by Maria von Korff Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research The timing of flowering is important for fitness and reproductive success in plants. Numerous studies demonstrate that variation in flowering time correlates with yield in … Continue reading

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