Micronutrient deficiency in cereals is a problem of global significance, severely reducing grain yield and quality in marginal soils. Ancient landraces represent, through hundreds of years of local adaptation to adverse soil conditions, a unique reservoir of genes and unexplored traits for enhancing yield and abiotic stress tolerance. Here we explored and compared the genetic variation in a population of Northern European barley landraces and modern elite varieties, and their tolerance to manganese (Mn) limitation.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Annals Of Botany|
|Early online date||15 Dec 2018|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 15 Dec 2018|
- Barley landraces
- Hordeum vulgare
- evolutionary biology
- genetic diversity
- marginal soils
- nutrient use efficiency
- sustainable agriculture
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- Agronomy Institute - Director, Agronomy Institute
- UHI Orkney - Director, Agronomy Institute
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