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Warming climate challenges breeding

By adding high-resolution climatic factors to an innovative genotype-by-environment model, a study using high-quality data of global wheat trials demonstrates that climate change affects wheat breeding and that region-specific breeding efforts that target heat-tolerance traits achieve better yield stability in a warming climate.

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Fig. 1: Expanding GEI to include climatic factors.

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Li, H., He, Z. Warming climate challenges breeding. Nat. Plants 7, 1164–1165 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00996-w

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