Simultaneously evaluating different plant sustainability traits allows breeders to evaluate species and genotypes for optimal combinations of traits. In this example, the optimal combination of traits for biomass, water use, and nitrogen use is depicted for four species A–D.
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U.S. DOE. 2014. Research for Sustainable Bioenergy: Linking Genomic and Ecosystem Sciences, Workshop Report, DOE/SC-0167. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. genomicscience.energy.gov/sustainability/. (p. 10) (PDF)