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From Mendel’s discovery on pea to today’s plant genetics and breeding

Overview of attention for article published in Theoretical & Applied Genetics, October 2016
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Title
From Mendel’s discovery on pea to today’s plant genetics and breeding
Published in
Theoretical & Applied Genetics, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00122-016-2803-2
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Petr Smýkal, Rajeev K. Varshney, Vikas K. Singh, Clarice J. Coyne, Claire Domoney, Eduard Kejnovský, Thomas Warkentin

Abstract

This work discusses several selected topics of plant genetics and breeding in relation to the 150th anniversary of the seminal work of Gregor Johann Mendel. In 2015, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the presentation of the seminal work of Gregor Johann Mendel. While Darwin's theory of evolution was based on differential survival and differential reproductive success, Mendel's theory of heredity relies on equality and stability throughout all stages of the life cycle. Darwin's concepts were continuous variation and "soft" heredity; Mendel espoused discontinuous variation and "hard" heredity. Thus, the combination of Mendelian genetics with Darwin's theory of natural selection was the process that resulted in the modern synthesis of evolutionary biology. Although biology, genetics, and genomics have been revolutionized in recent years, modern genetics will forever rely on simple principles founded on pea breeding using seven single gene characters. Purposeful use of mutants to study gene function is one of the essential tools of modern genetics. Today, over 100 plant species genomes have been sequenced. Mapping populations and their use in segregation of molecular markers and marker-trait association to map and isolate genes, were developed on the basis of Mendel's work. Genome-wide or genomic selection is a recent approach for the development of improved breeding lines. The analysis of complex traits has been enhanced by high-throughput phenotyping and developments in statistical and modeling methods for the analysis of phenotypic data. Introgression of novel alleles from landraces and wild relatives widens genetic diversity and improves traits; transgenic methodologies allow for the introduction of novel genes from diverse sources, and gene editing approaches offer possibilities to manipulate gene in a precise manner.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 26%
Student > Postgraduate 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 81%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Unspecified 3 7%
Computer Science 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 76. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2017.
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