Exploiting drought tolerance traits and genetic diversity of synthetic hexaploid wheat in winter wheat breeding
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As the world's most widely dispersed food crop, wheat (Triticum spp.) is produced on approximately 22% of currently cultivated land. This wide distribution of environments and the large demand for consumption requires the adaptability of wheat to various environmental stresses. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the benefits of introgressing synthetic hexaploid wheat (SHW) diversity into winter wheat in the U.S. Great Plains. The objectives of this study were to: 1) identify differences in drought tolerance-related physiological and morphological trait expression among SHW lines ...