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Democratizing plant genomics to accelerate global food production

Building on the fundamental discoveries of Mendel, plant genomics has had a major role in advancing the genetic improvement of crops worldwide, particularly in developed economies where the technologies are easily accessible. From cumbersome to more miniaturized high-throughput sequencing technologies, the field continues to evolve, providing vast opportunities for studying plant genomes with varying levels of complexity and potential real-life applications.

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Fig. 1: A framework for democratizing plant genomics-based technologies to boost agricultural productivity in low-resourced countries.

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Ibe, C.N. Democratizing plant genomics to accelerate global food production. Nat Genet 54, 911–913 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-022-01122-y

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