The Future Way for Wheat
1. College of Agronomy, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
2. CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), Apdo., Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F., Mexico
Molecular Plant Breeding, 2014, Vol. 5, No. 15 doi: 10.5376/mpb.2014.05.0015
Received: 25 Oct., 2014 Accepted: 14 Nov., 2014 Published: 30 Dec., 2014
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Sun and He, The Future Way for Wheat, Molecular Plant Breeding, 2014, Vol.5, No. 15 1-3 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2014.05.0015)
The cultivated wheat,originated from Fertile Crescent,contributed to the emergence of the Ancient Egypt and Babylon’s culture. This process also promoted and expanded global civilizations. Today, the progress of wheat improvement has slowed down since last century’s “Green Evolution”. The patterns of genetic improvement, “Recombination plus Selection (R&S)”, have been used fullest such that the potential has nearly come to an ultimate. Today’s wheat is bearing extremely large "Encumbrance" of genetic regulation and plant-types development in the reproductive process. It is these "Encumbrance" which take the responsibility for wheat to survive and reproduce and avoid extinction in adversity. But for most environments, the burden is clearly superfluous. For this reason, different from the routine ways, “R&S” and “Genetically Modified” in wheat improvement, this essay propose a new idea: decreasing the “Sluggishness or Encumbrance” of the wheat development, increasing the smoothness and efficiency of growth and development.
Wheat; Genetic improvement; New pattern