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Wheat functional genomics and engineering crop improvement

Michael Francki1* and Rudi Appels12

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Agriculture, Crop Improvement Institute, Locked Bag No 4,Bentley WA 6983, Australia

2 CRC for Molecular Plant Breeding - Western node, School of Biological Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch WA 6150,Australia

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Genome Biology 2002, 3:reviews1013-reviews1013.5  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-5-reviews1013

Published: 23 April 2002

Abstract

Genetic mapping and determination of the organization of the wheat genome are changing the wheat-breeding process. New initiatives to analyze the expressed portion of the wheat genome and structural analysis of the genomes of Arabidopsis and rice are increasing our knowledge of the genes that are linked to key agronomically important traits.