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Hot off the press! New publications on crop genomics and bioinformatics

Varshney-et-al Dec-12

This week opens with two brand-new publications, co-authored by members of our Management Team.

Can genomics boost productivity of orphan crops? A crucial question! Read all about it in this open-access opinion piece published in Nature Biotechnology. The lead author is Rajeev Varshney, our Theme Leader for Comparative and applied genomics, with Jean-Marcel Ribaut, GCP Director, as second author.

Our bioinformatics folks are up next, with a paper entitled Towards a reference plant trait ontology for modeling knowledge of plant traits and phenotypes published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2012). Graham McLaren, Leader of our Crop Information Theme, is a contributing author, while the paper's lead author, Elizabeth Arnaud (Bioversity), is a longstanding GCP Principal Investigator in crop information and bioinformatics.

A couple more related articles by our Management Team:

  1. Molecular breeding in developing countries: Challenges and perspectives. Abstract DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2009.12.011
  2. More genomic resources for less studied crops Abstract DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2010.06.007