Molecular Improvement of Wheat

  title={Molecular Improvement of Wheat},
  author={Indra K. Vasil},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  volume={17 Suppl 5},
Cereal grains account for nearly 66% of the world food supply, and are justifiably described as being the centerpiece of international agriculture. With declining annual yields and greater demand for cereals owing to improved economic and changing dietary conditions in China and India, there is great urgency in increasing the productivity of cereal crops. Yet, more than 40% of cereal productivity is lost to competition with weeds, and to pests and pathogens. Molecular techniques now make it… CONTINUE READING