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Plants 2018, 7(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants7020039

Phenotypic and Physiological Evaluation of Two and Six Rows Barley under Different Environmental Conditions

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Crop Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, 22516 Damanhour, Egypt
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Barley Research Department, Field Crops Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, 22571 Nubaria, Egypt
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Received: 5 April 2018 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 2 May 2018 / Published: 4 May 2018
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In recent years, barley has attracted more interest as a food and feed source because of its high soluble dietary fiber and β-glucan content compared with other small grains. Twenty-five barley genotypes (20 imported genotypes and five check cultivars) were grown in three environments for two successive seasons: 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. The first environment was in El-Nubaria, Alexandria, Egypt during 2015/2016, while the second and third environments were in El-Bostan, Elbhera, Egypt during 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. The experiments were conducted in a randomized complete block design with the three replicates. The primary objectives of the current study were to evaluate the performance of 20 imported barley genotypes under several environmental conditions. The imported materials were superior to the local commercial cultivars for several traits, including grain yield. Therefore, the superior genotypes will be further evaluated and used in barley breeding programs. Our future work will focus on creating several crosses among the selected superior genotypes to improve yield and other important traits, while applying marker-assisted selection. View Full-Text
Keywords: imported barley; evaluation; genotypes; biotic stress; pre-breeding imported barley; evaluation; genotypes; biotic stress; pre-breeding
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Naser, M.; Badran, M.; Abouzied, H.; Ali, H.; Elbasyoni, I. Phenotypic and Physiological Evaluation of Two and Six Rows Barley under Different Environmental Conditions. Plants 2018, 7, 39.

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