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Type: Theses
Title: Potential for improving the drought resistance of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) using the transpiration efficiency trait
Author: White, Damien Scott
Issue Date: 1998
School/Discipline: Dept. of Agronomy and Farming Systems
Abstract: The improvement of drought tolerance of commercial soybean varieties via indirect selection for transpiration efficiency (TE) in breeding programs was investigated. The extent and nature of variation for TE among soybean genotypes were established through glasshouse experiments under well watered conditions, and confirmed in the field under contrasting water stress conditions. The results suggest that increasing TE will be a beneficial strategy to improve soybean grain yield at the crop level, and a protocol developed suited to indirect selection for high TE soybean genotypes under a range of environments. This will have immediate application in the development of soybean varieties specifically adapted to the dryland production areas of the Australian sub-tropics.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.Ag.Sc.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Agronomy and Farming Systems, 1998
Keywords: Soybean -- Breeding; Soybean -- Drought tolerance
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