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Genetic engineering for stress tolerance in the Triticeae



Genetic engineering for stress tolerance in the Triticeae



Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section B, Biological Sciences 99(3-4): 89-106



Genetic variation within a crop species is often limited and restricts improvement by conventional breeding methods. This is particularly true for environmental stresses, both biotic and abiotic. Wild relatives of crop plants, however, provide a rich source of novel variation which can be introduced into the crop. Many alien genes for biotic stress resistance have already been introduced into crops; in contrast, the genetic control of abiotic stress tolerance is poorly understood.

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