|Author:||Tsialtas, J. T. ; Tokatlidis, I. S.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
The aim of this mini review was to present the use of carbon isotope discrimination (Δ) technique in breeding of C3 cereals. Δ values were related with Water Use Efficiency (WUE) and yield in C3 species. This method is used, for over 20 years, as an indirect selection criterion of high-yielding genotypes grown under water deficit conditions. Till now, Δ values have been extensively used in selection of high-yielding genotypes of bread or durum wheat, barley and rice in USA, Spain, France, Australia, Greece and numerous other countries. In this study, the advantages and disadvantages of the technique along with its use restrictions are discussed and the use of putative surrogates of Δ is proposed.
|Pages:||518 - 525|
|Journal:||Asian Journal of Plant Sciences|
barley, crop yield, genotypes, isotopes, plant waterrelations, reviews, rice, techniques, water use efficiency, wheat,Hordeum vulgare, Oryza, Oryza sativa, Triticum, Triticum aestivum,Triticum durum, Hordeum, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Oryza, Triticum, paddy,Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000), Plant Breeding and Genetics(FF020), Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100),Techniques and Methodology (ZZ900)