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Agronomy 2017, 7(1), 5; doi:10.3390/agronomy7010005

QTL Analysis for Drought Tolerance in Wheat: Present Status and Future Possibilities

Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut-250004 (U.P.), India
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Received: 8 October 2016 / Revised: 4 December 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published: 4 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue QTL Mapping of Drought Tolerance)
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In recent years, with climate change, drought stress has been witnessed in many parts of the world. In many irrigated regions also, shortage of water supply allows only limited irrigation. These conditions have an adverse effect on the productivity of many crops including cereals such as wheat. Therefore, genetics of drought/water stress tolerance in different crops has become a priority area of research. This research mainly involves use of quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis (involving both interval mapping and association mapping) for traits that are related to water-use efficiency. In this article, we briefly review the available literature on QTL analyses in wheat for traits, which respond to drought/water stress. The outlook for future research in this area and the possible approaches for utilizing the available information on genetics of drought tolerance for wheat breeding are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: morphological traits; physiological traits; drought; genes; quantitative trait loci (QTLs); meta-QTLs; epistatic QTLs; wheat morphological traits; physiological traits; drought; genes; quantitative trait loci (QTLs); meta-QTLs; epistatic QTLs; wheat
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Gupta, P.K.; Balyan, H.S.; Gahlaut, V. QTL Analysis for Drought Tolerance in Wheat: Present Status and Future Possibilities. Agronomy 2017, 7, 5.

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