The quest for tolerant varieties

Author(s)
Michel Zivy, Stefanie Wienkoop, Jenny Renaut, Carla Pinheiro, Estelle Goulas, Sebastien Carpentier
Abstract

The primary objective of crop breeding is to improve yield and/or harvest quality while minimizing inputs. Global climate change and the increase in world population are significant challenges for agriculture and call for further improvements to crops and the development of new tools for research. Significant progress has been made in the molecular and genetic analysis of model plants. However, is science generating false expectations? Are 'omic techniques generating valuable information that can be translated into the field? The exploration of crop biodiversity and the correlation of cellular responses to stress tolerance at the plant level is currently a challenge. This viewpoint reviews concisely the problems one encounters when working on a crop and provides an outline of possible workflows when initiating cellular phenotyping via "-omic" techniques (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics).

Organisation(s)
External organisation(s)
Génétique Quantitative et Évolution - Le Moulon, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Universidade de Lisboa, Université Lille I - Sciences et Technologies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Journal
Frontiers in Plant Science
Volume
6
Pages
448
ISSN
1664-462X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00448
Publication date
2015
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
106013 Genetics, 106037 Proteomics, 106031 Plant physiology, 106023 Molecular biology
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/the-quest-for-tolerant-varieties(95e936ee-0604-4879-922a-9af47fc84b10).html