Semi-dwarfism and lodging tolerance in tef (Eragrostis tef) is linked to a mutation in the α-Tubulin 1 gene

  title={Semi-dwarfism and lodging tolerance in tef (Eragrostis tef) is linked to a mutation in the α-Tubulin 1 gene},
  author={Moritz J{\"o}st and Korinna Esfeld and Agata Burian and Gina Cannarozzi and Solomon Chanyalew and Cris Kuhlemeier and Kebebew Assefa and Zerihun Tadele},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
Genetic improvement of native crops is a new and promising strategy to combat hunger in the developing world. Tef is the major staple food crop for approximately 50 million people in Ethiopia. As an indigenous cereal, it is well adapted to diverse climatic and soil conditions; however, its productivity is extremely low mainly due to susceptibility to lodging. Tef has a tall and weak stem, liable to lodge (or fall over), which is aggravated by wind, rain, or application of nitrogen fertilizer… CONTINUE READING


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