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Comparative assessment of the sensitivity of oilseed rape and wheat to limited water supply

Hess, Linde; Meir, Patrick; Bingham, Ian J

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The drought-sensitivity of oilseed rape (OSR, Brassica napus cv. SW Landmark) was investigated, using the more widely studied crop species wheat (Triticum aestivum cv. Tybalt) as a benchmark. The water relations of OSR and wheat were compared in lysimeter and controlled environment experiments to test the hypothesis that the growth of OSR is restricted to a greater extent by soil drying than wheat and to determine whether the greater sensitivity results from differences in root or shoot traits....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98752
Source: Annals of Applied Biology
DOI: 10.1111/aab.12212

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