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Title: Effect of Rht alleles on the tolerance of wheat to high temperature and drought stress during booting and anthesis
Author: Alghabari , Fahad
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2013
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Human induced climate change is predicted to increase mean surface air temperature by 2 to 4 degrees C with significant drying in some regions by the end of this century which will affect wheat production and billions of people who depend on the crop for their livelihood. Factorial pot experiments were conducted to compare the responses of GA-sensitive and GA-insensitive reduced height (Rht) alleles in wheat for susceptibility to heat and drought stress during booting and anthesis. Grain yield, grain set (grains/spikelet) and grain quality of near-isogenic lines (NILs) were assessed following three day transfers to controlled environments imposing day temperatures from 20 to 40 degrees C at the Plant Environmental Laboratory (PEL), University of Reading, UK.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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