Genetic improvement of root growth increases maize yield via enhanced post-silking nitrogen uptake

@inproceedings{Mu2015GeneticIO,
  title={Genetic improvement of root growth increases maize yield via enhanced post-silking nitrogen uptake},
  author={Xiaohuan Mu and Fanjun Chen and Qiuping Wu and Qinwu Chen and Jingfeng Wang and Lixing Yuan and Guohua Mi},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract Root breeding has been proposed as a key factor in the “second green revolution” for increasing crop yield and the efficient use of nutrient and water resources. However, few studies have demonstrated that the genetic improvement of root characteristics directly contributes to enhancing nutrient-use-efficiency in crops. In this study, we evaluated the contribution of root growth improvement to efficient nitrogen (N) acquisition and grain yield under two different N-levels in a 3-year… CONTINUE READING

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