Prospects for using conventional techniques and molecular biological tools to enhance performance of `orphan' crop plants on soils low in available phosphorus

@article{Hash2004ProspectsFU,
  title={Prospects for using conventional techniques and molecular biological tools to enhance performance of `orphan' crop plants on soils low in available phosphorus},
  author={C. Tom Hash and Robert Eugene Schaffert and John M. Peacock},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={245},
  pages={135-146}
}
Molecular biology, combined with Mendelian and quantitative genetics in quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and marker-assisted selection (MAS), provides powerful new tools to facilitate efficient genetic manipulation by plant breeders of complex traits such as drought tolerance and phosphorus (P) acquisition ability. This paper examines current opportunities for genetically manipulating the ability of crop plants to more efficiently acquire (i.e. access and take up) essential soil nutrients… CONTINUE READING