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Harnessing the potential of germplasm collections

Nature Geneticsvolume 51pages200201 (2019) | Download Citation

Contemporary genomics and informatics technologies were used to provide a meaningful and insightful overview of more than 20,000 wild and domesticated barley genotypes from one of the largest crop germplasm collections. The data provide a framework for the rational exploitation of genetic resources in crop improvement, which will be central to addressing global food security.

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  1. School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

    • Peter Langridge
    •  & Robbie Waugh
  2. Julius-Kühn-Insitute, Berlin, Germany

    • Peter Langridge
  3. Cell and Molecular Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK

    • Robbie Waugh
  4. Division of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

    • Robbie Waugh


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