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Enhancing African orphan crops with genomics

2020    Journal article     Download

Ramni Jamnadass, Rita H. Mumm, Iago Hale, Prasad Hendre, Alice Muchugi, Ian K. Dawson, Wayne Powell, Lars Graudal, Howard Yana-Shapiro, Anthony J. Simons, Allen Van Deynze

Enhancing African orphan crops with genomics

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The African Orphan Crops Consortium promotes the strategic, genome-enabled improvement of under-researched crops for biodiversity-based, nutritious food solutions in Africa. The African Plant Breeding Academy empowers the continent’s plant breeders to apply advanced genetic approaches and shared genetic solutions to the task of tailoring the immense diversity of underutilized crops to the needs of Africa’s producers, processors, and consumers.

Jamnadass R, Mumm RH, Hale I, Hendre P, Muchugi A, Dawson IK, Powell W, Graudal L, Yana-Shapiro H, Simons AJ, Deynze AV (2020) Enhancing African orphan crops with genomics. Nature Genetics 52: 356–360