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Raising yield potential of wheat. II. Increasing photosynthetic capacity and efficiency

Parry, Martin; Reynolds, M P; Salvucci, Michael E; Raines, Christine; Andralojc, P.John; Zhu, Xin-Guang; Price, Graeme (Dean); Condon, Anthony G; Furbank, Robert Thomas


Past increases in yield potential of wheat have largely resulted from improvements in harvest index rather than increased biomass. Further large increases in harvest index are unlikely, but an opportunity exists for increasing productive biomass and harvestable grain. Photosynthetic capacity and efficiency are bottlenecks to raising productivity and there is strong evidence that increasing photosynthesis will increase crop yields provided that other constraints do not become limiting. Even...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erq304


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