Week 33 – Research paper: Rapid breeding and varietal replacement are critical to adaptation of cropping systems in the developing world to climate change
Author: Gary N.Atlin, Jill E.Cairns, Biswanath Das, 2017
Topics: Marketing, breeding, research
Plant breeding is a key mechanism for adaptation of cropping systems to climate change. Much discussion of breeding for climate change focuses on genes with large effects on heat and drought tolerance, but phenology and stress tolerance are highly polygenic.