State of the art of omics technologies in horticultural crops

authored by
Thomas Debener

Horticultural crops display an extraordinary diversity in species, which corresponds to different levels of application of omics technologies. Omics technologies were adapted early in major fruit and vegetable crops. Here vast resources as several sequenced genomes per genus/species, SNP chips as well as vast transcriptomic resources are available and already in use in commercial breeding programs. In contrast, ornamentals representing the most diverse group of horticultural crops are rarely represented among species with sequenced genomes. However, for major species of fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops, sequenced genomes and transcriptomic and proteomic resources are available, and new resources are added with increasing speed. In addition, numerous metabolomics studies have been published, and recently, phenotyping protocols supported by machine learning analysis tools complement the “breeders toolbox.” In this overview, a focus will be laid on genomic, transcriptomic, and high-throughput marker analysis in major horticultural crops available via public databases.

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