EC Microbiology

Review Article Volume 19 Issue 4 - 2023

Recent Improvements in Increasing Plant Yield: A Systematic Review

Ajibade OA*, Sodimu EO, Bamigboye OO, Oladipo EK, Oni MO, Adeosun IJ, Olotu TM, Kaka MO and Oyawoye OM

Department of Microbiology, Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:Ajibade OA, Department of Microbiology, Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.
Received: March 12, 2020; Published: March 13, 2023

The survival of man is largely dependent on plants which serve as the major source of food. The increasing world population and the search for eco-friendly ways of food production have spurred researchers into studies bordering on sustainable means of plant improvement. Over the years, newer methods of food production have been discovered and explored. The aim of this review is to examine the recent improvement in increasing plant yield. Authors searched through four scientific online databases using the following keywords (improvement + plant yield) AND (plant yield + increase). After the exclusion of some articles based on pre-determined criteria, 32 articles were selected. Older ways of improving plant growth are giving way to newer ones. Recent improvements that have been used in increasing plat yield include genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9, application of Nano fertilizer, plant microbiome system, and improving photosynthesis and phenotyping. The employment of these newer means of improving plant yield will be a bane to food insecurity, food safety, climate change, and other associated food production problems.

Keywords: Plant yield, Nanofertilizer, Genome Editing, Plant Microbiome

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Ajibade OA., et al. “Recent Improvements in Increasing Plant Yield: A Systematic Review”. EC Microbiology  19.4 (2023): 08-15.