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Computomics & ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success Collaborate to Advance Plant Breeding with Machine Learning Methods

Sebastian J Schultheiss, Mark Cooper, Rupashree Dass, Owen Powell, István Dékány (from left to right)

Computomics and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success, overseen by The University of Queensland, will team up to explore machine learning techniques. Their focus: boosting predictions of complex traits and speeding up genetic advancements in plant breeding.

In this partnership, Computomics and the Centre will merge their skills to spur innovation and expedite genetic progress in plant breeding. Utilizing Computomics’ climate-savvy breeding technology alongside the Center’s plant success expertise, the collaboration targets enhanced selection for intricate traits like branching and flowering, according to a press release.

This involves crafting optimized combinations of genomic, environmental, and management data for prediction-driven breeding approaches, tailored to address Genotype by Environment by Management (GxExM) interactions.

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