Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Faba Bean Breeding for Drought Adaptation —A Review

Md Abdul Muktadir, Kedar Nath Adhikari, Andrew Merchant, Kiflemariam Belachew, Albert Vandenberg, Fred Stoddard, Hamid Khazaei

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Grain legumes are commonly used for food and feed all over the world and are the main source of protein for over a billion people worldwide, but their production is at risk from climate change. Water deficit and heat stress both significantly reduce the yield of grain legumes, and the faba bean is considered particularly susceptible. The genetic improvement of faba bean for drought adaptation (water deficit tolerance) by conventional methods and molecular breeding is time-consuming and laborious, since it depends mainly on selection and adaptation in multiple sites. The lack of high-throughput screening methodology and low heritability of advantageous traits under environmental stress challenge breeding progress. Alternatively, selection based on
secondary characters in a controlled environment followed by field trials is successful in some crops, including faba beans. In general, measured features related to drought adaptation are shoot and root morphology, stomatal characteristics, osmotic adjustment and the efficiency of water use. Here, we focus on the current knowledge of biochemical and physiological markers for legume improvement that can be incorporated into faba bean breeding programs for drought adaptation.
Antal sidor19
StatusPublicerad - 7 sep 2020
MoE-publikationstypA2 Granska artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift


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