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Volume 1, Issue 4      October-December, 2013

PAKISTAN REQUIRES MODERN TECHNIQUES AND PROPER MANAGEMENT TO BOOST UP ITS AGRICULTURE AS COMPARED TO CHINA
 
Fiaz Ahmad*1, Rashid Mehmood Rana2, Ji Huang1, Hong-Sheng Zhang*1
1State key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Nanjing Agricultural University,
Nanjing 210095, P.R China
2PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
 
ABSTRACT
In-addition to classical breeding, high throughput techniques for DNA and RNA quantification are also the demand of time in order to boost up agriculture in places like Pakistan. In the modern world,usage of high throughout techniques is very common to flourish agriculture sector. As in China, during the past five decades rice production has been increased three times more; credit goes to the increased grain yield but not to the planted area. In fact, the agriculture sector cannot be drive properly in any state unless the solutions are found for elementary issues of management. Here, in this review article, we have not tried to co-relate the performance of agriculture sector between two countries only but explained briefly the basic hurdles of management that are destroying the crop yield and their management in the agriculture sector of Pakistan as compared to China. On the other hand, with respect to current advances in the plant science, as the sequences of many plant genomes have been released and a huge array of molecular markers exists for crops. Meanwhile, the power of genomics for practical breeding is one of the best tools of recent years. We suggest that a sustainable increase in crop production is attainable in Pakistan through the adaptation of these modern techniques including; genome-wide association (GWA) studies and emerging RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) for the basic research.
Keywords: Agriculture, High through-put techniques, Management, China, Pakistan
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