Mutation discovery for crop improvement

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Parry, M. A. J., Madgwick, P. J., Bayon, C., Tearall, K., Hernandez-Lopez, A., Baudo, M., Rakszegi, M., Hamada, W., Al-Yassin, A., Ouabbou, H., Labhilili, M. and Phillips, A. L. 2009. Mutation discovery for crop improvement. Journal of Experimental Botany. 60 (10), pp. 2817-2825.

AuthorsParry, M. A. J., Madgwick, P. J., Bayon, C., Tearall, K., Hernandez-Lopez, A., Baudo, M., Rakszegi, M., Hamada, W., Al-Yassin, A., Ouabbou, H., Labhilili, M. and Phillips, A. L.
Abstract

Increasing crop yields to ensure food security is a major challenge. Mutagenesis is an important tool in crop improvement and is free of the regulatory restrictions imposed on genetically modified organisms. The forward genetic approach enables the identification of improved or novel phenotypes that can be exploited in conventional breeding programmes. Powerful reverse genetic strategies that allow the detection of induced point mutations in individuals of the mutagenized populations can address the major challenge of linking sequence information to the biological function of genes and can also identify novel variation for plant breeding. This review briefly discusses recent advances in the detection of mutants and the potential of mutagenesis for crop improvement.

KeywordsBreeding; crop; mutagenesis; tilling; wheat
Year of Publication2009
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Journal citation60 (10), pp. 2817-2825
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1093/jxb/erp189
Open accessPublished as bronze (free) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeCentre for Crop Genetic Improvement (CGI)
Optimising water use in wheat
Improving the yield stability of durum wheat under Mediterranean conditions OPTIWHEAT
Manipulation of wheat grain development for improved yield and processing
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online10 Jun 2009
Publication process dates
Accepted15 May 2009
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN0022-0957

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