Entries by Muthamilarasan Mehanathan

The genome of broomcorn millet: The fourth millet to be sequenced (Nature Comms)

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) unlocks the repertoire of genes encoded within the genome. From a structural genomics aspect, the sequence data enables the development of molecular markers and maps, and identification of novel QTLs/genes/alleles regulating the trait-of-interest. From a functional genomics perspective, the sequence information provides direct access to the genes responsible for the trait-of-interest, […]

Speed breeding is a powerful tool to accelerate crop research and breeding (Nature Plants) ($)

Accelerated development of improved plant varieties is imperative to meet the ever-growing needs in the agri-food sector. Breeding has been a durable solution for developing elite cultivars; however, the entire process is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Here, Watson et al. demonstrated how extending the photoperiod to a day-length of 22 hours could significantly shorten the generation […]