This article is part of a special issue on plant genomics.
Genomics reveals new landscapes for crop improvement
John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
Genome Biology 2013, 14:206 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-206Published: 24 June 2013
The sequencing of large and complex genomes of crop species, facilitated by new sequencing technologies and bioinformatic approaches, has provided new opportunities for crop improvement. Current challenges include understanding how genetic variation translates into phenotypic performance in the field.