Review: Genetic strategies for improving crop yields (Nature)

Simply put, as food demand increases due to population growth and increased affluence, crop yields are likely to decrease due to the changing climate. Plant scientists will be familiar with many research avenues that aim to address this disconnect, ranging from increasing crop resilience to abiotic stresses, improving nutrient use efficiencies, and decreasing loss to pathogens. These and other topics are covered in this excellent, free perspective written by leading scientists, which focuses on genetic approaches to addressing crop productivity. This is an excellent article to share with students, funders, policy makers and the curious public. (Summary by Mary Williams) Nature. 10.1038/s41586-019-1679-0