Plant Science + Breeding

Plant science and plant breeding discussions, including sensors and equipment, methods, discussing existing publications, applications, QTL mapping and marker assisted selection use cases, etc.


Wheat breeding for stress tolerance: use of chlorophyll fluorescence parameters as selection criterion

By Habib-ur-Rehman Athar

Hello I am working on exploring mechanism of stress tolerance (drought and salt) in different crops such as wheat, canola, maize sunflower etc. Since photosynthesis is central to biomass (growth and yield) production under stress conditions, it is assumed it can be used as selection criteria in breeding and selection. My experience is genetic variability in gas exchange cha... read more

Jan 2018