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Title: Optimising nitrogen storage in wheat canopies for genetic reduction in fertiliser nitrogen inputs
Author: Pask, Alistair
ISNI:       0000 0004 2682 5326
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2009
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Firstly, increasing true stem RN capacity as means to increase the maximum rate of N uptake (kg N per day) during stem elongation may be feasible through optimisation of traits such as stem length and wall thickness. Secondly, modifying true stem RN unloading by increasing storage N in relation to accumulation N may offer a realistic mechanism for improving crop BPE and thus UTE. Such an increase in true stem NRE might be achieved through manipulation of key N assimilation enzymes. Thirdly, it may be possible to select for ‘stay-green’ traits associated with lower leaf lamina NRE and lower grain N% to boost UTE. However, in each case further phenotyping studies are required to characterise genetic variability, identify the most appropriate germplasm resources for genetic studies, and to identify appropriate genetic sources of variation for breeding.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: S Agriculture (General)