Handling complexity in animal and plant science research-from single to functional traits: Are we there yet?

Roberts, J, Power, A, Chandra, S, Chapman, J and Cozzolino, D 2018, 'Handling complexity in animal and plant science research-from single to functional traits: Are we there yet?', High-Throughput, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 1-1.


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Title Handling complexity in animal and plant science research-from single to functional traits: Are we there yet?
Author(s) Roberts, J
Power, A
Chandra, S
Chapman, J
Cozzolino, D
Year 2018
Journal name High-Throughput
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher MDPIAG
Abstract The current knowledge of the main factors governing livestock, crop and plant quality as well as yield in different species is incomplete. For example, this can be evidenced by the persistence of benchmark crop varieties for many decades in spite of the gains achieved over the same period. In recent years, it has been demonstrated that molecular breeding based on DNA markers has led to advances in breeding (animal and crops). However, these advances are not in the way that it was anticipated initially by the researcher in the field. According to several scientists, one of the main reasons for this was related to the evidence that complex target traits such as grain yield, composition or nutritional quality depend on multiple factors in addition to genetics. Therefore, some questions need to be asked: are the current approaches in molecular genetics the most appropriate to deal with complex traits such as yield or quality? Are the current tools for phenotyping complex traits enough to differentiate among genotypes? Do we need to change the way that data is collected and analysed?
Subject Analytical Spectrometry
Keyword(s) Complexity
Crops
Livestock
Omics
Quality
Yield
DOI - identifier 10.3390/ht7020016
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ISSN 2571-5135
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