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Tuesday, 2014/10/07 | 08:04:59

Durum wheat is susceptible to terminal drought which can greatly decrease grain yield. Breeding to improve crop yield is hampered by inadequate knowledge of how the physiological and metabolic changes caused by drought are related to gene expression. To gain better insight into mechanisms defining resistance to water stress we studied the physiological and transcriptome responses of three durum breeding lines varying for yield stability under drought.

Monday, 2014/10/06 | 10:57:57

Much research has been conducted on the changes in gene expression of the model plant Arabidopsisto low-oxygen stress. Flooding results in a low oxygen environment in the root zone. However, there is ample evidence thattolerance to soil flooding is more than tolerance to low oxygen alone. In this study, we investigated the physiological response and differential expression of root-related transcription factors (TFs) associated with the tolerance of soybean plants to soil flooding.

Friday, 2014/10/03 | 08:03:00

International research efforts, including those funded by HarvestPlus, a Challenge Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), are focusing on conventional plant breeding to biofortify staple crops such as maize, rice, cassava, beans, wheat, sweet potatoes, and pearl millet to increase the concentrations of micronutrients that are commonly deficient in specific population groups of developing countries.

Thursday, 2014/10/02 | 08:04:05

Unlike germplasm banks, on-farm conservation allows crops to evolve continuously in response to changing conditions. Agricultural adaptation to climate change, emerging pests, and diseases thus depends on conserving crop genetic diversity in situ. However, increasing awareness of these issues has not translated into effective conservation policies. We find that previous assessments of on-farm maize diversity in Mexico are flawed and conceal widespread genetic erosion that could thwart current food security strategies for climate adaptation.

Wednesday, 2014/10/01 | 08:15:57

Plants respond to environmental change by triggering biochemical and developmental networks across multiple scales. Multiscale models that link genetic input to the whole-plant scale and beyond might therefore improve biological understanding and yield prediction. We report a modular approach to build such models, validated by a framework model of Arabidopsis thaliana comprising four existing mathematical models.

Tuesday, 2014/09/30 | 08:51:33

Although traditional rice varieties and wild rice species exhibit vast genetic diversity, the transfer of useful genes to modern varieties is often hampered by linkage drag. In this study, the previously identified blast resistance locus Pi45(t) from a cross between ‘Ilpumbyeo’ and ‘Moroberekan’ was linked to the spreading-type panicle caused by the SPR3 locus.

Tuesday, 2014/09/30 | 07:54:15

Bacterial blight (BB) caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) is the most devastating bacterial disease of rice (Oryza sativa L.), a staple food crop that feeds half of the world’s population. In management of this disease, the most economical and effective approach is cultivating resistant varieties. Due to rapid change of pathogenicity in the pathogen, it is necessary to identify and characterize more host resistance genes for breeding new resistant varieties.

Monday, 2014/09/29 | 07:54:12

First, second, third, and seventh authors: Crop Protection Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration, Suwon 441-707, Korea; first and sixth authors: Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763, Korea; fourth author: Department of Plant Medicine, Andong National University, Andong 760-749, Korea

Sunday, 2014/09/28 | 22:16:11

Microdialysis-based soil sampling offers a potential alternative to traditional soil core extractions that better informs about the availability of nitrogen (N) for plant nutrition. This study compared soil N status, as estimated using 0.5 M K2SO4 and distilled water extractions, with microdialysis-derived diffusive flux measurements in eight grassland soils up an altitudinal gradient. Soil extracts and microdialysis samples were analyzed for plant-available N: total free amino acids, NH4+, and NO3.

Saturday, 2014/09/27 | 06:37:18

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is a serious threat to soybean production that can be managed with host plant resistance. To dissect the genetic architecture of quantitative resistance to the disease in soybean, two independent association panels of elite soybean cultivars, consisting of 392 and 300 unique accessions, respectively, were evaluated for SDS resistance in multiple environments and years. The two association panels were genotyped with 52,041 and 5,361 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), respectively.

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