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Water management practices and climate in ancient agriculture: inferences from the stable isotope composition of archaeobotanical remains
Carbon isotope discrimination (Δ13C) in charred grains from archaeological sites provides reliable information about water availability of ancient crops. However, as cereals are cultivated plants,Expand
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Using vegetation indices derived from conventional digital cameras as selection criteria for wheat breeding in water-limited environments
The ability to assess green biomass is of particular interest in a number of wheat breeding environments. However, the measurement of this and similar traits is either tedious and time-consuming orExpand
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Patterns of genetic diversity and linkage disequilibrium in a highly structured Hordeum vulgare association-mapping population for the Mediterranean basin
Population structure and genome-wide linkage disequilibrium (LD) were investigated in 192 Hordeum vulgare accessions providing a comprehensive coverage of past and present barley breeding in theExpand
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Comparative performance of δ13C, δ18O and δ15N for phenotyping durum wheat adaptation to a dryland environment.
Grain yield and the natural abundance of the stable isotope compositions of carbon (δ13C), oxygen (δ18O) and nitrogen (δ15N) of mature kernels were measured during 3 consecutive years in 10 durumExpand
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Water use efficiency in C3 cereals under Mediterranean conditions: a review of physiological aspects
In this review, we will discuss physiological traits of C 3 cereals related to water use efficiency (WUE) in Mediterranean environments, from leaf (WUE instantaneous ) to crop level (WUE yield orExpand
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Can wheat yield be assessed by early measurements of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
An early prediction of crop biomass at maturity and yield is important in different circumstances. The use of spectral reflectance indices, such as the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI),Expand
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Breeding cereals for Mediterranean conditions: ecophysiological clues for biotechnology application
Summary Water stress is the main environmental factor limiting cereal yield in Mediterranean environments. For particular regions, such as the Mediterranean basin, the agroecological conditionsExpand
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NDVI as a potential tool for predicting biomass, plant nitrogen content and growth in wheat genotypes subjected to different water and nitrogen conditions
The application of spectroradiometric index such as the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) to assess green biomass or nitrogen (N) content has focused on the plant canopy in precisionExpand
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Durum wheat ears perform better than the flag leaves under water stress: Gene expression and physiological evidence
Abstract Drought is the main abiotic stress threatening wheat production in the Mediterranean region. While the negative effect of drought on the photosynthetic carbon and nitrogen metabolism of theExpand
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Low-cost assessment of wheat resistance to yellow rust through conventional RGB images
RGB imagery is a low-cost approach for field phenotyping of rust tolerance in wheat. Expand
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