Marker-Assisted Selection in Cereals: Platforms, Strategies and Examples

  • Yunbi XuEmail author
  • Chuanxiao Xie
  • Jianmin Wan
  • Zhonghu He
  • Boddupalli M. Prasanna


Cereals are the world’s most important sources of food, both for direct human consumption and indirectly, as inputs to livestock production. Millions of farmers and consumers in both the developed and the developing world depend on cereals as their preferred staple food. The future of cereal production, affects not only the global food security, but also the livelihoods of several million small farmers worldwide.


Fusarium Head Blight Stripe Rust Favorable Allele Target Trait Quality Protein Maize 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunbi Xu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chuanxiao Xie
    • 2
  • Jianmin Wan
    • 2
  • Zhonghu He
    • 1
  • Boddupalli M. Prasanna
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Crop Sciences/International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Crop SciencesChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)NairobiKenya

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