Analysis of Constituents for Phenotyping Drought Tolerance in Crop Improvement

@inproceedings{Setter2012AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of Constituents for Phenotyping Drought Tolerance in Crop Improvement},
  author={Tim L Setter},
  booktitle={Front. Physio.},
  year={2012}
}
Investigators now have a wide range of analytical tools to use in measuring metabolites, proteins and transcripts in plant tissues. These tools have the potential to assist genetic studies that seek to phenotype genetic lines for heritable traits that contribute to drought tolerance. To be useful for crop breeding, hundreds or thousands of genetic lines must be assessed. This review considers the utility of assaying certain constituents with roles in drought tolerance for phenotyping genotypes… CONTINUE READING