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Improvement of Plant Waterlogging Tolerance


Zhou, Meixue, Improvement of Plant Waterlogging Tolerance, Waterlogging Signalling and Tolerance in Plants, Springer-Verlag, S Mancuso and S Shabala (ed), Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 267-285. ISBN 978-3-642-10305-6 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]


Sources of tolerance and a reliable trait evaluation method are crucial in breeding for abiotic stress tolerance. Waterlogging is one of the most important abiotic stresses in high rainfall areas. Waterlogging tolerances have been reported in different plant species. However, the complexity of the trait makes it very difficult to evaluate, thus hard to breed for. A reliable screening method can make the breeding programme more successful. This chapter will summarize: genetic resources and genetic behaviour of waterlogging tolerance; different selection criteria; and QTLs controlling the tolerance. The importance of accurate phenotyping in screening for QTLs controlling the tolerance is also discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Barley
UTAS Author:Zhou, Meixue (Professor Meixue Zhou)
ID Code:82924
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2013-02-22
Last Modified:2013-06-27

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