Crop genomics has seen dramatic advances in recent years due to improvements in sequencing technology, assembly methods, and computational resources. These advances have led to the development of new tools to facilitate crop improvement. The study of structural variation within species and the characterization of the pan-genome has revealed extensive genome content variation among individuals within a species that is paradigm shifting to crop genomics and improvement. Here, we review advances in crop genomics and how utilization of these tools is shifting in light of pan-genomes that are becoming available for many crop species.
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This work was supported in part by the United States Department of Agriculture (2018-67013-27571) and the National Science Foundation (Grants IOS-1546727, IOS-1934384, IOS-1744001, and IOS-1546719).
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