For Higher Yields: Breeding Plants that Cooperate

A simple breeding experiment, combined with genetic analysis, can rapidly uncover genes that promote cooperation and higher yields of plant populations.

The paper «Increasing plant group productivity through latent genetic variation for cooperation» has been published in the journal «PLOS BIOLOGY».

 

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Breeding Research

Breeding Research

The use of disease-resistant varieties is a sustainable approach for reducing the use of plant-protection products in agriculture. Agroscope provides breeders with the basic requirements of efficient resistance breeding. We also investigate the opportunities and environmental risks posed by the prototypes from the new breeding technologies, testing them in the laboratory and greenhouse, as well as in the field on the so-called ‘Protected Site’.

Last modification 01.12.2022

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