Mutation discovery for crop improvement

Parry, Martin A. J. and Madgwick, Pippa J. and Bayon, Carlos and Tearall, Katie and Hernandez-Lopez, Antonio and Baudo, Marcela and Rakszegi, Mariann and Hamada, Walid and Al-Yassin, Adnan and Ouabbou, Hassan and Labhilili, Mustapha and Phillips, Andrew L. (2009) Mutation discovery for crop improvement. Journal of Experimental Botany, 60 (10). pp. 2817-2825. ISSN 0022-0957

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Increasing crop yields to ensure food security is a major challenge. Mutagenesis is an important tool in crop improvement and is free of the regulatory restrictions imposed on genetically modified organisms. The forward genetic approach enables the identification of improved or novel phenotypes that can be exploited in conventional breeding programmes. Powerful reverse genetic strategies that allow the detection of induced point mutations in individuals of the mutagenized populations can address the major challenge of linking sequence information to the biological function of genes and can also identify novel variation for plant breeding. This review briefly discusses recent advances in the detection of mutants and the potential of mutagenesis for crop improvement. The Author [2009]. Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology]. All rights reserved.

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