Month: February 2012

Characterization of a cell wall invertase gene TaCwi-A1 on common wheat chromosome 2A and development of functional markers

Published in Molecular Breeding 29(1): 43-52, 2012 Dongyun Ma, Jun Yan, Zhonghu He, Ling Wu and Xianchun Xia Cell wall invertase (CWI) is a critical enzyme for sink tissue development and carbon partition, and has a high association with kernel weight. Characterization of Cwi genes and development...

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Indirect selection for grain yield in spring bread wheat in diverse nurseries worldwide using parameters locally determined in north-west Mexico

Published in The Journal of Agricultural Science 150(1): 23-43, 2012 M. Gutierrez, M. P. Reynolds, W. R. Raun, M. L. Stone And A. R. Klatt The relationships of normalized water index three (NWI-3) and canopy temperature (CT) with grain yield in north-west Mexico were determined in a set of wheat lines...

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Re-orienting participatory plant breeding for wider impact

Published in African Journal of Agricultural Research 7(4): 523-533, 2012 Lone B. Badstue, Jon Hellinand  Julien Berthaud This paper concerns the need to re-conceptualise participatory crop improvement in order to explore new ways of making the outcomes of scientific plant breeding and knowledge production...

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