Genetic and Genomic Tools to Asssist Sugar Beet Improvement: The Value of the Crop Wild Relatives

@article{Monteiro2018GeneticAG,
  title={Genetic and Genomic Tools to Asssist Sugar Beet Improvement: The Value of the Crop Wild Relatives},
  author={Filipa Monteiro and Lothar Frese and S{\'i}lvia Castro and Maria Cristina Duarte and Oct{\'a}vio S. Paulo and Jo{\~a}o Loureiro and Maria Manuel Romeiras},
  journal={Frontiers in Plant Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris) is one of the most important European crops for both food and sugar production. Crop improvement has been developed to enhance productivity, sugar content or other breeder's desirable traits. The introgression of traits from Crop Wild Relatives (CWR) has been done essentially for lessening biotic stresses constraints, namely using Beta and Patellifolia species which exhibit disease resistance characteristics. Several studies have addressed crop-to… 

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