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Cereal Genomics: Excitements, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Pushpendra K. GuptaEmail author
  • Rajeev K. VarshneyEmail author
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Abstract

Cereals constitute the most important food crops of the world, occupying ~680 million hectares of land and producing ~2,295 million tonnes of food grain globally (October 4, 2012; http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/wfs-home/csdb/en/), even though this production is lower than that for the year 2011 (2,340 million tonnes).

Keywords

Next Generation Sequencing Next Generation Sequencing Technology Foxtail Millet Major Cereal Next Generation Sequencing Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Plant BreedingCCS UniversityMeerutIndia
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)PatancheruIndia
  3. 3.CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (GCP)c/o CIMMYTMexicoMexico

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