Generation Challenge Programme GCP

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Ribaut J.-M.,Generation Challenge Programme GCP | de Vicente M.C.,Generation Challenge Programme GCP | Delannay X.,Generation Challenge Programme GCP
Current Opinion in Plant Biology | Year: 2010

Molecular breeding (MB) holds great promise for developing countries. However, the developing countries are hardly homogeneous in its implementation. Whilst newly industrialised countries routinely use several MB applications and are exploring the latest approaches, developing countries with mid-level economies are testing marker applications and taking initial steps towards adopting MB in day-to-day breeding. Various bottlenecks still impede adoption in these countries. Limited human resources and inadequate field infrastructure remain major challenges, although through virtual platforms aided by the information and communication technology revolution, breeders now have better access to genomic resources, advanced laboratory services, and robust analytical and data management tools. These developments are bound to have impact crop improvement in developing countries. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Glaszmann J.C.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Kilian B.,Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research | Upadhyaya H.D.,Indian International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics | Varshney R.K.,Generation Challenge Programme GCP | And 2 more authors.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology | Year: 2010

Vast germplasm collections are accessible but their use for crop improvement is limited-efficiently accessing genetic diversity is still a challenge. Molecular markers have clarified the structure of genetic diversity in a broad range of crops. Recent developments have made whole-genome surveys and gene-targeted surveys possible, shedding light on population dynamics and on the impact of selection during domestication. Thanks to this new precision, germplasm description has gained analytical power for resolving the genetic basis of trait variation and adaptation in crops such as major cereals, chickpea, grapevine, cacao, or banana. The challenge now is to finely characterize all the facets of plant behavior in carefully chosen materials. We suggest broadening the use of 'core reference sets' so as to facilitate material sharing within the scientific community. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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