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High-throughput phenotyping of seminal root traits in wheat

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Richard, C. A. I., Hickey, L. T., Fletcher, S., Jennings, R., Chenu, K. and Christopher, J. T. (2015) High-throughput phenotyping of seminal root traits in wheat. Plant Methods, 11 , 13. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1746-4811


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-015-0055-9

Publisher URL: https://plantmethods.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13007-015-0055-9


Water availability is a major limiting factor for wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production in rain-fed agricultural systems worldwide. Root system architecture has important functional implications for the timing and extent of soil water extraction, yet selection for root architectural traits in breeding programs has been limited by a lack of suitable phenotyping methods. The aim of this research was to develop low-cost high-throughput phenotyping methods to facilitate selection for desirable root architectural traits. Here, we report two methods, one using clear pots and the other using growth pouches, to assess the angle and the number of seminal roots in wheat seedlings– two proxy traits associated with the root architecture of mature wheat plants.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Additional Information:Open access PDF attached
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Field crops > Wheat
Live Archive:29 Sep 2020 00:48
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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