Green revolution ‘stumbles’ in a dry environment: Dwarf wheat with Rht genes fails to produce higher grain yield than taller plants under drought

Satyvaldy Jatayev, Igor Sukhikh, Valeriya Vavilova, Svetlana E. Smolenskaya, Nikolay P. Goncharov, Akhylbek Kurishbayev, Lyudmila Zotova, Aiman Absattarova, Dauren Serikbay, Yin Gang Hu, Nikolai Borisjuk, Narendra K. Gupta, Bertus Jacobs, Stephan de Groot, Francois Koekemoer, Badr Alharthi, Katso Lethola, Dan T. Cu, Carly Schramm, Peter AndersonColin L.D. Jenkins, Kathleen L. Soole, Yuri Shavrukov, Peter Langridge

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Abstract

In dry conditions, tall and fast‐growing wheat plants with good tolerance to drought may offer higher grain yields than ‘Green revolution’ wheat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalPlant Cell and Environment
Early online date9 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Dwarf wheat
  • Green revolution
  • drought
  • tolerance
  • Rht genes
  • higher grain yield
  • dry conditions
  • fast‐growing

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    Jatayev, S., Sukhikh, I., Vavilova, V., Smolenskaya, S. E., Goncharov, N. P., Kurishbayev, A., Zotova, L., Absattarova, A., Serikbay, D., Hu, Y. G., Borisjuk, N., Gupta, N. K., Jacobs, B., de Groot, S., Koekemoer, F., Alharthi, B., Lethola, K., Cu, D. T., Schramm, C., ... Langridge, P. (2020). Green revolution ‘stumbles’ in a dry environment: Dwarf wheat with Rht genes fails to produce higher grain yield than taller plants under drought. Plant Cell and Environment, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13819