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Current Trends in Wheat Genomics and Phenomics at Texas A&M University by Amir Ibrahim

Amir Ibrahim, Regents Professor, Small Grains Breeder/Geneticist, Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University, delivered the lecture: ​Current Trends in Wheat Genomics and Phenomics at Texas A&M University (October 10) at FAFS.

As measured by the adoption of released cultivars across the US Great Plains, the Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeding program is one of the largest in the country, in terms of resources, personnel, number of students trained, and impact. High throughput phenotyping, via unmanned aircraft and ground-based systems, in conjunction with high throughput genotyping of molecular markers for high value traits, is indispensable for maximizing both the gain from selection and the development and release of superior genotypes for consequent release and adoption by producers.

Dr. Ibrahim’s presentation highlighted the Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeding program, focusing on current trends in phenomics and the genomics tools required for large wheat improvement programs that seek to maintain their cutting edge in developing and releasing superior wheat cultivars.​


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