Genetics

Current Research Information Systems NIFA 2016

Plant genetics will play a vital role in knowing what a plants desired soil type will be and if it is different from the current industrial method. With this information food growers can mimic the native geographic growing environment that the plant will thrive in.

Insito.me has an interesting application that will launch soon and deserves some attention in the field of human genetics. It would be interesting to find out if their data would allow for humans to follow early migration routes and if certain foods were brought to certain areas en route. We theorize that if we map our genetics back to a geographic origin, we would likely find our clan’s predisposed home food source diet. This would be significant in finding a proper nutrition dose for geographically disposed genetic symptoms.

“Centuries of selection for preferred traits, accelerated dramatically with the development of scientific plant breeding, have had tremendous positive impacts on food security and an improved quality of life. Today’s scientific advances in genomics and genetics are exploring new frontiers in plant breeding, including rapid and targeted advances in specific traits. But there is still more work to do and many goals to achieve. Constantly evolving plant pests and pathogens, global climate change, and changing social needs make plant breeding, genetics, and genomics ever more vital.” – Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics Programs | National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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