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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||31 Oct 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|