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Genome Editing accelerated Re-Domestication” (GEaReD) – a new major direction in plant breeding
  • Tobias Hanak,
  • Claus Madsen,
  • Henrik Brinch-Pedersen
Tobias Hanak
Aarhus Universitet Science and Technology

Corresponding Author:tobias.hanak@agro.au.dk

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Claus Madsen
Aarhus University
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Henrik Brinch-Pedersen
Aarhus University
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The effects of climate change, soil depletion, a growing world population putting pressure on food safety and security are major challenges for agriculture in the 21st century. The breeding success of the green revolution has decelerated and current programs can only offset the yield affecting factors. New approaches are urgently needed and we propose, “Genome Editing accelerated Re-Domestication” (GEaReD) as a major new direction in plant breeding. By combining the upcoming technologies for phenotyping, omics and artificial intelligence with the promising new CRISPR-toolkits, this approach is closer than ever. Wild relatives of current crops are often adapted to harsh environments and have a high genetic diversity. Re-domestication of wild barley or teosinte could generate new cultivars adapted to environmental changes. De novo domestication of perennial relatives like Hordeum bulbosum could counter with soil depletion and increase soil carbon. Recent research already proved the principle of re-domestication in tomato and rice and therefore laid the foundation for GEaReD.
06 Oct 2021Submitted to Biotechnology Journal
08 Oct 2021Submission Checks Completed
08 Oct 2021Assigned to Editor
10 Oct 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 Nov 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
14 Dec 20211st Revision Received
16 Dec 2021Submission Checks Completed
16 Dec 2021Assigned to Editor
20 Dec 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
13 Jan 20222nd Revision Received
16 Jan 2022Submission Checks Completed
16 Jan 2022Assigned to Editor
19 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Jul 2022Published in Biotechnology Journal volume 17 issue 7 on pages 2100545. 10.1002/biot.202100545