The power and potential of genomics in weed biology and management

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Ravet, K., Patterson, E. L., Krahmer, H., Hamouzova, K., Longjiang, F., Jasieniuk, M., Lawton-Rauh, A., Malone, J. M., McElroy, J. S., Merotto Jr, A., Westra, P., Preston, C., Vila-Aiub, M. M., Busi, R., Tranel, P. J., Reinhardt, C., Saski, C., Beffa, R., Neve, P. and Gaines, T. A. 2018. The power and potential of genomics in weed biology and management. Pest Management Science. 74 (10), pp. 2216-2225.

AuthorsRavet, K., Patterson, E. L., Krahmer, H., Hamouzova, K., Longjiang, F., Jasieniuk, M., Lawton-Rauh, A., Malone, J. M., McElroy, J. S., Merotto Jr, A., Westra, P., Preston, C., Vila-Aiub, M. M., Busi, R., Tranel, P. J., Reinhardt, C., Saski, C., Beffa, R., Neve, P. and Gaines, T. A.
Abstract

There have been previous calls for, and efforts focused on, realizing the power and potential of weed genomics for better understanding of weeds. Sustained advances in genome sequencing and assembly technologies now make it possible for individual research groups to generate reference genomes for multiple weed species at reasonable costs. Here, we present the outcomes from several meetings, discussions, and workshops focused on establishing an International Weed Genomics Consortium (IWGC) for a coordinated international effort in weed genomics. We review the ‘state of the art’ in genomics and weed genomics, including technologies, applications, and on-going weed genome projects. We also report the outcomes from a workshop and a global survey of the weed science community to identify priority species, key biological questions, and weed management applications that can be addressed through greater availability of, and access to, genomic resources. Major focus areas include the evolution of herbicide resistance and weedy traits, the development of molecular diagnostics, and the identification of novel targets and approaches for weed management. There is increasing interest in, and need for, weed genomics, and the establishment of the IWGC will provide the necessary global platform for communication and coordination of weed genomics research.

Keywordsgenomics; weed biology; weed management; weed evolution; herbicide resistance; weedy species
Year of Publication2018
JournalPest Management Science
Journal citation74 (10), pp. 2216-2225
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/ps.5048
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
BBSRC Industrial Strategy Challenge
Funder project or codeMultiple Herbicide Resistance in Grass Weeds: from Genes to AgroEcosystems
United States: Harnessing next-generation sequencing technologies for eco-evolutionary studies of herbicide resistance and weed biology
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online24 Apr 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted19 Apr 2018
PublisherWiley
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
ISSN1526-498X

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