Response of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes with contrasting root system size to drought stress

Victoria Francisca Figueroa Bustos

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Climate change is altering the amount and patterns of rainfall, affecting wheat production in dryland agricultural regions. Availability of soil water is critical for wheat to maintain yield stability. The form and function of root system is critical for accessing soil water to minimize water deficit. This study examined the role of wheat root system size in conferring drought tolerance to early season drought and terminal drought. This study concludes that the role of root system size and its interdependence with shoot traits and phenology deserves more attention by wheat breeders especially under the climate change/variability scenario.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date14 Aug 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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