C. J. Liu

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Fusarium crown rot (FCR) is a serious cereal disease in semi-arid regions worldwide. In assisting the effort of breeding cultivars with enhanced resistance, we identified several barley genotypes with high levels of FCR resistance. One of these genotypes, AWCS079 which is a barley landrace originating from Japan, was investigated by developing and assessing(More)
By essentially fixing the genetic background, near-isogenic lines (NILs) are ideal for studies of the function of specific loci. We report in this paper the development of NILs for a major QTL located on the long arm of chromosome 3B conferring Fusarium crown rot (FCR) resistance in hexaploid wheat. These NILs were generated based on the method of the(More)
Traits related to spike morphology (SM), including grain density (GD), spike length (SL) and awn length (AL), are of central importance in cereal improvement. A recent study based on a two-row landrace of barley, TX9425, detected QTL controlling all of the three traits in a similar region on the long arm of chromosome 3H. To further characterize this(More)
Generating segregating populations and ‘pure lines’ is an essential component in many projects of plant breeding and biological studies. Time taken to obtain these materials is often a critical factor restricting the progress of such projects. We report a procedure here which, by combining embryo culture with managements of watering regimes, lighting(More)
This study aimed to determine the role of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium (mitoKATP) channels and protein kinase C (PKC)-ε in the delayed protective effects of sevoflurane preconditioning using Langendorff isolated heart perfusion models. Fifty-four isolated perfused rat hearts were randomly divided into 6 groups (n=9). The rats(More)
One of the critical factors restricting the progress in crop breeding and genetic studies is the time required in generating desired ‘pure line’ segregating populations. We developed a procedure that can advance up to seven generations of canola per annum, allowing the production of pure line populations within a year. An ‘all soil’ method was compared with(More)
Compared with hexaploid wheat, tetraploid durum is more susceptible to Fusarium crown rot (FCR) infection. The feasibility of enhancing FCR resistance in durum wheat by introgressing chromosome segments of hexaploid wheat was investigated by generating and analysing a backcross population derived from a susceptible durum wheat variety ‘Bellaroi’ (recurrent(More)
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