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Root traits for yield improvement in barley

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Robinson, H., Kandic, V., Christopher, J., Fox, G., Kelly, A. M., Borrell, A. and Hickey, L. (2018) Root traits for yield improvement in barley. GRDC Update Papers .

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Take home messages
Seminal root angle is a good indicator of the mature root system architecture in barley.
There is variation for seminal root angle and seminal root number in commercial barley varieties.
Pre-breeding barley lines have more extreme measures for seminal root angle (both narrow and wide) and root number (both low and high).
There is a weak to moderate relationship between seminal root traits and yield improvement in barley, where the direction and magnitude of the correlation is highly environment dependent.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Field crops > Barley
Live Archive:14 Aug 2018 04:27
Last Modified:11 Jan 2022 02:29

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