Conventional Plant Breeding for Tolerance to Problem Soils

  • C. N. Chaubey
  • D. Senadhira
Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 21)


Crop cultivars grown at present on problem soils have been selected or developed by conventional methods of plant breeding. The choice of a suitable breeding programme for the development of a tolerant cultivar to a defined soil stress depends upon a number of factors: screening techniques, sources and mechanisms of tolerance, genetic variability, modes of gene action and heritability, and their relationship to agronomic traits.


Salt Tolerance Rice Variety International Rice Research Institute Aluminum Tolerance Problem Soil 
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