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Harnessing diversity from ecosystems to crops to genes

Buchanan-Wollaston, Vicky; Wilson, Zoe A.; Tardieu, François; Beynon, Jim; Denby, Katherine

Authors

Vicky Buchanan-Wollaston

Zoe A. Wilson zoe.wilson@nottingham.ac.uk

François Tardieu

Jim Beynon

Katherine Denby



Abstract

To feed humanity, while maintaining a stable and diverse biosphere, crop science needs to adapt to an open research environment where genetic resources and the data demonstrating the environments in which they are effective are freely shared. The challenge faced is to expand crop production on a reduced land area, due to environmental degradation caused by human encroachment and climate change, while maintaining biodiversity. Individual researchers are discovering alleles and genetic combinations that are effective in certain environments but not in others. These data and alleles are useful globally to speed progress in breeding for similar environments while not wasting time on ineffective genotypes. However, currently, there are significant barriers to the sharing of genetic resources and their underpinning data, which must be overcome if we are to sustain the planet for future generations.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 30, 2017
Journal Food and Energy Security
Electronic ISSN 2048-3694
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Buchanan-Wollaston, V., Wilson, Z. A., Tardieu, F., Beynon, J., & Denby, K. (2017). Harnessing diversity from ecosystems to crops to genes. Food and Energy Security, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.106
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.106
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.106
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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