Quantitative and molecular analysis of water stress resistance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Habtamu Ayalew Tamir

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    Wheat is one of the most important cereals globally. Its production, however, is constrained by drought. Breeding for deep rooting cultivars can improve its adaptation to dry environments. This thesis research has developed a fast and reliable root phenotyping platform. The new platform was used to analyse genetic variability and inheritance of root length. Contrasting genotypes were identified and hybridized to transfer desirable genes among genotypes. The mechanism of inheritance and responsible QTLs were identified and mapped. Flanking markers were validated for marker assisted breeding. Generally this thesis has contributed for a better understanding of drought resistance genetics in wheat.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date31 Oct 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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