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An integrated approach to maintaining cereal productivity under climate change
Wheat, rice, maize, pearl millet, and sorghum provide over half of the world's food calories. To maintain global food security, with the added challenge of climate change, there is an increasing need to exploit existing ...
First Report of Wheat Blast Caused by Magnaporthe oryzae Pathotype triticum in Bangladesh
(American Phytopathological Society, 2016)
Wheat blast or ‘brusone,’ caused by the ascomycetous fungus Magnaporthe oryzae B.C. Couch (syn. Pyricularia oryzae Cavara), was first identified in 1985 in Brazil. M. oryzae is composed of a range of morphologically identical ...
Utilizing genomics and phenomics in CIMMYT wheat breeding
Application of unmanned aerial systems for high throughput phenotyping of large wheat breeding nurseries
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Background: Low cost unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have great potential for rapid proximal measurements of plants in agriculture. In the context of plant breeding and genetics, current approaches for phenotyping a large ...
Grain yield, adaptation and progress in breeding for early-maturing and heat-tolerant wheat lines in South Asia
Maintaining wheat productivity under the increasing temperatures in South Asia is a challenge. We focused on developing early maturing wheat lines as an adaptive mechanism in regions suffering from terminal heat stress and ...
Identification of genomic associations for adult plant resistance in the background of popular South Asian wheat cultivar, PBW343
(Frontiers Media, 2016)
Rusts, a fungal disease as old as its host plant wheat, has caused havoc for over 8000 years. As the rust pathogens can evolve into new virulent races which quickly defeat the resistance that primarily rely on race ...
Genomic selection for processing and end-use quality traits in the CIMMYT spring bread wheat breeding program
(Crop Science Society of America, 2016)
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars must possess suitable end-use quality for release and consumer acceptability. However, breeding for quality traits is often considered a secondary target relative to yield largely ...