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.
- 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.