Evaluating the Madeiran wheat germplasm for aluminum resistance using aluminium-induced callose formation in root apices as a marker
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- dos Santos, T.M.M., laski, J.J., Pinheiro de Carvalho, M..A. et al. Acta Physiol Plant (2005) 27: 297. doi:10.1007/s11738-005-0006-6
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Aluminum (Al) resistance of 57 Madeiran wheat cultivars was evaluated using callose content in root tips and root elongation as markers. Al induced callose formation was a very sensitive indicator of Al damage detecting wide range of genotypic differences existing in the Madeiran wheat germplasm. A weak, yet positive correlation (R2=0.285, P<0.05) between callose content and root elongation was found.