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Scanning electron micrographs of a manganese oxidizing fungus (Fusarium sp.) isolated from the treatment system. Manganese oxides produced by these organisms are potentially useful in environmental remediation systems. Image courtesy of Terrence Gardner, NC State University.

Global Plant Breeding

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Plant breeding, and agriculture have contributed significantly to crop yields, and consequently to the global economy. Several articles, reports, and surveys have evaluated the impacts of plant breeding on global agriculture.

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Plant breeding, and agriculture have contributed significantly to crop yields, and consequently to the global economy. Several articles, reports, and surveys have evaluated the impacts of plant breeding on global agriculture.

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The idea for this website originated at the Plant Breeding Symposium organized by the Plant Breeding and Genetics group at Michigan State University (chair: James Hancock), and held at MSU on 10 to 11 March 2005. The objective of the Global Plant Breeding website is to provide information on plant breeding around the world, and to encourage discussion and information exchange.

The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee was formed and then formalized at the meeting hosting by NC State University in February, 2007. PBCC information was included in the Global Plant Breeding website to help get the committee organized.

Plant breeding information and links are provided for areas of interest. For example, the International Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Public plant breeders work in the USDA, the US Forest Service, and at land grant universities. Private plant breeders work at seed companies and food processing companies.

This site was built by Todd Wehner, and is located at North Carolina State University.

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