Lines of Triticum aestivum cv. Chinese Spring carrying an additional chromosome 5Eb from Thinopyrum bessarabicum or having chromosome 5A or 5D replaced by chromosome 5Eb were screened in hydroculture for tolerance to salt. The previously reported tolerance of the 5Eb addition line was confirmed and the two substitution lines were shown to have a higher level of survival in 175 mol/m3 NaCl than both the addition and the ‘Chinese Spring’ parent. Reasons for the better tolerance of the substitutions are discussed.
King, I.P.; Orford, S.E.; Cant, K.A.; Reader, S.M.; Miller, T.E. An assessment of the salt tolerance of wheat/Thinopyrum bessarabicum 5Eb addition and substitution lines. Plant Breeding (1996) 115 (1) 77-78. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0523.1996.tb00876.x]