Fit for climate change thanks to wild plants and genome sequences

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pillen´s statement on the use of genetic diversity, plant genome sequences and plant breeding for the bioeconomy was posted on November 19, 2021 on the Bioeconomy Science Year website.

Briefly:

  • The genetic diversity of wild plants contributes to make our crops fit for climate change.
  • The understanding of plant genomes supports the discovery of new genes to strengthen the plant defenses against environmental stresses.
  • Plant breeding uses genetic diversity and genome sequences to select climate-adapted plant varieties for the bioeconomy of the future.

 

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