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  • The diversity of nitrogen use efficiency for wheat varieties and the potential for crop improvement.

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    Author(s) : Hawkesford, M. J.

    Author Affiliation : Plant Biology and Crop Science Department, 20:20 Wheat® Programme at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK.

    Author Email : malcolm.hawkesford@rothamsted.ac.uk

    Journal article : Better Crops with Plant Food 2012 Vol.96 No.3 pp.10-12 ref.3

    Abstract : Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is a complex process and must be de-convoluted into tractable and measurable sub-traits, which may be targeted for specific improvement that can be included in new wheat varieties. Current research conducted at Rothamsted Research aims to define the key traits contributing to yield and NUE, and to quantify existing diversity. Evolving from these studies are genetic and molecular analyses aimed at identifying specific markers for breeding and the underlying genes involved.

    ISSN : 0006-0089

    URL : http://www.ipni.net/publication/bette...

    Record Number : 20123298200

    Publisher : International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

    Location of publication : Norcross

    Country of publication : USA

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Triticum, Triticum aestivum

    Descriptor(s) : crop yield, cultivars, genes, genetic diversity, genetic markers, genetic variation, nitrogen, nitrogen fertilizers, nutrition physiology, plant breeding, plant nutrition, wheat

    Identifier(s) : cultivated varieties, genetic variability, genotypic variability, genotypic variation

    Broader term(s) : Poaceae, Poales, commelinids, monocotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Triticum