Accelerating the Domestication of New Crops: Feasibility and Approaches

Jeppe Thulin Østerberg, Wen Xiang, Lene Irene Olsen, Anna Kristina Edenbrandt, Suzanne Elizabeth Vedel, Andreas Christiansen, Xavier Landes, Martin Marchman Andersen, Peter Pagh, Peter Sandøe, John Nielsen, Søren Brøgger Christensen, Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, Klemens Kappel, Christian Gamborg, Michael G. Palmgren

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The domestication of new crops would promote agricultural diversity and could provide a solution to many of the problems associated with intensive agriculture. We suggest here that genome editing can be used as a new tool by breeders to accelerate the domestication of semi-domesticated or even wild plants, building a more varied foundation for the sustainable provision of food and fodder in the future. We examine the feasibility of such plants from biological, social, ethical, economic, and legal perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Number of pages12
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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