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Hawkesford, M. J.
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Plant Biology and Crop Science Department, 20:20 Wheat® Programme at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK.
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Better Crops with Plant Food
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.
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International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
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Triticum, Triticum aestivum
crop yield, cultivars, genes, genetic diversity, genetic markers, genetic variation, nitrogen, nitrogen fertilizers, nutrition physiology, plant breeding, plant nutrition, wheat
cultivated varieties, genetic variability, genotypic variability, genotypic variation
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Poaceae, Poales, commelinids, monocotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Triticum