As our knowledge of the genetic basis of drought resistance improves, bio-technological techniques and genomic tools might off er the possibility of introducing new traits and regulatory mechanisms that would improve the efficiency of selection. As this is now admittedly recognized as an avenue for the future, there is a need to re-address the allocation of resources, which are currently grossly unbalanced in favour of approaches that are not likely to accelerate the production of new varieties in the timeframe of climate change.
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