Are GM Crops for Yield and Resilience Possible?

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Paul, M. J., Nuccio, M. L. and Basu, S. S. 2018. Are GM Crops for Yield and Resilience Possible? Trends in Plant Science. 23 (1), pp. 10-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2017.09.007

AuthorsPaul, M. J., Nuccio, M. L. and Basu, S. S.
Abstract

Crop yield improvements need to accelerate to avoid future food insecurity.
Outside Europe, genetically modified (GM) crops for herbicide- and insect resistance have been transformative in agriculture; other traits have also come to market. However, GM of yield potential and stress resilience has yet to impact on food security. Genes have been identified for yield such as grain number, size, leaf growth, resource allocation, and signaling for drought tolerance, but there is only one commercialized drought-tolerant GM variety. For GM and genome editing to impact on yield and resilience there is a need to understand yield-determining processes in a cell and developmental context combined with evaluation in the grower environment. We highlight a sugar signaling mechanism as a paradigm for this approach

Year of Publication2018
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Journal citation23 (1), pp. 10-16
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2017.09.007
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDesigning Future Wheat (DFW) [ISPG]
Integration of leaf metabolism and physiology by the trehalose pathway
Trehelose signalling: understanding and exploiting and emerging small molecule carbohydrate paradigm
Increasing wheat drought tolerance and recovery throughout the life cycle through regulation of plant growth mechanisms
DFW - Designing Future Wheat - Work package 1 (WP1) - Increased efficiency and sustainability
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online29 Sep 2017
PublisherElsevier Science London
ISSN1360-1385

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