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As per available reports about 20 Open Access Journals, 25 Conferences, 466 open access articles are presently dedicated exclusively crop genetics and about 1588 conference proceedings are being published on crop genetics.
The mission of the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit is to conduct research to solve agricultural and environmental problems of regional and national interest. To fulfil this mission, the Unit will :
1. Collect, evaluate, develop, preserve and distribute germplasm with improved biological and agricultural characteristics.
2. Develop new and improved breeding methods, genetic populations, breeding lines and cultivars to enhance agricultural production and efficiency.
3. Develop new and improved management practices that increase yields, minimize production and utilization losses, and enhance environmental quality.
4. Develop pest management strategies that are economical, sustainable and environmentally sound.
Research is conducted on warm-season forage and turf grasses, maize, peanut, pearl millet and sorghum. The Unit will conduct basic, developmental and applied research to establish principles and practices that are transferred to industry. Scientists predict that by creating "road maps" of all the genes in various plants and animals, they will be able to more quickly locate desirable traits and move those traits into other crops. Genomics also has spurred change at Purdue University, which has launched two new multimillion dollar research facilities and hired several new scientists to pursue the promise of genomics.
As a result of the much-touted Human Genome Project, scientists have new tools that allow them to study organisms in new ways.
In traditional genetics, scientists would select a genetic trait that they were interested in, such as resistance to a particular disease. Then they began a search that sometimes took years for the particular gene that caused, or coded, for that trait. Once the gene was located, the scientists would spend more time mapping out the biochemical structure of that particular gene. In the new paradigm of genomics, however, scientists take the opposite approach. They use new techniques and equipment to map out the biochemical structure of all of the genes of an organism, and then they set to work to figure out what each of those millions of potential genes does. The first step is known as structural genomics, and the second step is called functional genomics.
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The scientists are aided in this search for desirable genes by the discovery that the genes for various traits are found on the same place on the chromosomes of similar organisms. (A chromosome is a chain of genes inside a cell's nucleus.) For example, the genes for traits such as digestibility, dwarfism and waxy skin (which protect a plant during times of drought) are found in the same approximate location on cereal grains such as wheat, corn, sorghum and rice. But because corn has three times as much genetic material as sorghum 2,000 million base pairs, or chromosome chain links, vs. 760 million it is easier to locate a desired trait in sorghum and then find the gene in corn than it is to search through the corn's entire genetic library. Now Purdue scientists hope to find ways to exploit this genetic shortcut to develop improved crops. When researchers started looking at the genes of corn and comparing them to the genes of sorghum, we found some interesting things," he says. "The similarity among corn, rice and other cereal crops is so great that you can use genetic probes from corn to map genes from sorghum.
This is a potential boon to crop breeders. Today, the fastest way to improve corn might be to study the genetics of sorghum. By identifying genes for a desired trait, such as drought tolerance, in sorghum, researchers know where to look for it in corn. Now, all of the technology developed in one cereal will work for all cereals. Now when we want to improve a crop, we don't have to go through 50 years and 500 careers to do it." At Purdue, one major area of research is looking for ways to help crops survive stresses such as drought, heat and cold.
These types of environmental stresses, and not weeds or insects, that causes the largest reductions in crop yields. In the Midwest we don't always worry about having plants that are drought resistant, but farmers spend a certain part of every year praying for rain. Also, Purdue has constructed a new instrumentation facility to conduct high-throughput gene sequencing. The Purdue Agricultural Genomics Center began with $1 million in seed money from the National Science Foundation and is directed by Bennetzen.
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American Farm Bureau Federation, USA
Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies, Canada
National Association of Wheat Growers, USA
African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association, Africa
American Association of Cereal Chemists, USA
American Poultry Association, USA
American Seed Trade Association, USA
Crop Science Society of America, USA
Western Society of Crop Science, USA
Crop and Weed Science Society, USA
Agriculture & Applied Economics Association, USA
Virginia Soybean Association, USA
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, USA
The Royal Agricultural Society of England, UK
International Society for Horticultural Science, Belgium
The Horticultural Society of India, India
Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency, Ethiopia
National Horticultural Society of France, France
Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, New Zealand
Australian Organic Farming and Gardening Society, Australia
Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Australia
American Horticultural Society, USA
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, USA
International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
International Fund for Agriculture Development, Italy
Consortium for International Crop Protection, USA
Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering, China
Tropical Agricultural Association, UK
Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, Canada
Dole Food Company, USA
Mycogen Seeds, USA
Kinze Manufacturing, Inc., USA
Seaboard Corporation, USA
Burpee Seeds, USA
Cavendish Farms, Canada
Chiquita Brands International, USA
ContiGroup Companies, Belgium
Fredericksburg Farmers Cooperative, USA
Riceland Foods, USA
Zeeland Farm Services, USA
Vermeer Company, USA
Agria Corporation, China
AgriSA, South Africa
Alberta Wheat Pool, Canada
Bevo Agro Incorporated, Canada
Ceres Incorporated, Canada
Foundation for Agronomic Research, USA
Heritage Foods, India
MFA Incorporated, USA
Swire Group, UK
The Mosaic Company, USA
Wayne Farms, USA
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