New molecular tools to improve the efficiency of breeding for increased drought resistance

  title={New molecular tools to improve the efficiency of breeding for increased drought resistance},
  author={Stephen Alexander Quarrie},
  journal={Plant Growth Regulation},
The advent of molecular markers (particularly RFLP- and PCR-derived) for use as probes for genomic DNA has revolutionized the genetic analysis of crop plants and provided not only geneticists, but also physiologists, agronomists and breeders with valuable new tools to identify traits of importance in improving resistance to abiotic stresses. For the breeder, a genetic map saturated with molecular markers allows selection for certain characters to be carried out much more efficiently and… CONTINUE READING


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