Plant Breeding

Traditional methods of agricultural crop selection use visible and measurable phenotypic traits. The breeding process consists in choosing parental plants for crossing, eliminating unwanted plants, and selecting the desired plants in subsequent generations. In the case of one generation per year, it takes 13 years to produce a new variety using traditional breeding methods. Application of mathematical methods for Big Data analysis and modeling significantly speeds up the breeding process and reduces the time to obtain a new variety by 2-3 times. The aim of the project is the application and development of new bioinformatics and statistical methods and programs to accelerate the plant breeding, in particular soybeans, and the creation of new varieties. This work was supported by a grant from the Federal Program “Research and Development in Priority Areas for the Development of Science and Technology” and is carried out jointly with the N.I. Vavilov Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (VIR), St. Petersburg, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, and LLC “Soybean Complex”, Krasnodar, as the industrial partner.

Green soybean plants close-up shot, mixed organic and gmo


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